Fundación La Ruta Maya Exhibits Polychrome Vases and Figurines at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles
For the first time, thirty-one Pre-Columbian objects of the Classic Period (AD 250-900) are part of the permanent exhibition at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles. These objects show women, important warriors and elite gentlemen wearing complex outfits. Also other items were given on loan for the exhibition, such as necklaces and flower-shaped ornaments made of shell and jade. Thanks to the La Ruta Maya Foundation, the exhibition intends to demonstrate the persistence of an ancient tradition over time. The exhibition is open to the public since August 23rd. 2012.
The installation of this exhibition, entitled "Textile Tradition Records on Mayan Pre-Columbian Figurines and Polychrome Vessels", is based on a comparative study between the garments that appear on figurines and vessels, today’s attire, as well as other examples from the Ixchel Museum Collection, in order to identify those that have persisted over time. On figurines it’s easier to see headdresses, blouses or huipils, and su't similar to those costumes worn by the Mayan women of today. Although this proposal is not conclusive, interesting results were obtained, which are shown in the gallery.
Guatemala travels to Paris, France
The exhibition “Mayas, from Dawn to Dusk” was shown at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France, from June to October 2011.
Over 150 magnificent works of art from the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of Guatemala and La Ruta Maya Foundation travelled to France with the aim of presenting to the public the development of Maya civilization, its peak and decline until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1524 AD. The exhibition highlighted pottery, funerary items, architectural remains, jewelry, monuments, and other works of art
La Ruta Maya Foundation Opened its Collection to the Public in a shopping Mall
For the first time in a shopping mall in Guatemala, the exhibition "The PAABANC: Reaffirming Our Beliefs", was presented the La Pradera Mall, Zone 10 of Guatemala City.
It was an exhibit that included the contemporary photography of Julián Quevedo, Maya pre-Columbian art from La Ruta Maya, and indigenous slingshots and traditional dance masks from the collection of Fernando Paiz. The show highlighted the creativity and color of Mayan art since Pre-Columbian times to the continuous use of themes and characters in today´s visual arts and dance.
Temporary exhibitions in Guatemala with Occidente Financial Group
Since October 2010, and in close collaboration with Occidente Financial Group, La Ruta Maya Foundation presents temporary exhibitions that change every six months in the lobby of the bank’s building.
At the same time it receives an in-kind donation from VENTA VISUAL for the projection of images and information of objects from the collection in giant screens located at malls, universities, banks, and buildings.
We encourage visitors to see our collection in the lobby of the building located on 7th Avenue 7-33 Zone 9, Guatemala City.