Exhibition "Treasures of the Maya Spirit Through Time" at the Artecentro "Graciela Andrade de Paiz" 2015

"Treasures of the Maya Spirit" is an exhibition that celebrates maya culture through time. On this occasion more than 70 works of art dating from the Pre-Columbian times to the late 20th century, are presented in the historical district of Guatemala City.


 TREASURES OF LA RUTA MAYA: Exceptional Pre-Columbian Art

The exhibition includes vases painted with scenes and hieroglyphic texts, sculptures in stone and stucco, as well as jade and shell ornaments. It also highlights a selection of 9 Teotihuacan style incensarios from the Escuintla-Tiquisate area, decorated with three-dimensional clay applications, representing finely decorated characters with cosmological elements and traits, some of them painted in various colors.

This is the second temporary exhibition presented in the same month, in Antigua Guatemala, by La Ruta Maya Foundation.

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Exhibition THE FLAVORS OF MESOAMERICA: The Pre-columbian past of the regional cuisine

Guatemala, August 14, 2014.-  The La Ruta Maya Foundation, with support from the Training Centre of the Spanish Cooperation (CFCE in Spanish) exhibits a selection of more than eighty archaeological objects that illustrate the importance of Pre-Columbian cuisine and its main products, with particular emphasis on the "Mesoamerican triad "(corn, beans and squash) and the king of the sacred drinks: Kakaw. This archaeological exhibition is open to the public at the headquarters of the Antiguo Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús in Antigua Guatemala, from August 14, 2014 to  January 5, 2015.

Art MayanThe exhibition "Treasures of the Maya Spirit" was presented to the public at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, as part of the great events at the LA Art & Antique Show (January 14 -19 2014). The show featured more than 200 examples from Precolumbian to Contemporary art, given on loan by La Ruta Maya Conservation Foundation, Friends of the Ixchel Museum, Xipe Totec Projects and Paiz Foundation for Education and Culture.

The tour started with eighty four Pre-Columbian objects from the collection of La Ruta Maya Foundation, among which were highlighted a sculpture carved in stucco with figure of a warrior-dancer wearing a jaguar mask and a jaguar pelt skirt; a group of “incensarios”  from the Tiquisate region in Escuintla, richly decorated with applied clay ornaments; and a round altar portraying the king Itzamnaaj B'ahlam II, Lord of Yaxchilan, who reigned between 681 and 742 d. C.