Exhibition TREASURES OF LA RUTA MAYA
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.
Exhibition FLAVORS OF MESOAMERICA
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.
Maya Art in Los Angeles, California
The 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.
Exhibition "The World of the Mayan Artist" in Quetzaltenango
The exhibition THE WORLD OF THE MAYAN ARTIST arrived to CASA NO'J CULTURAL CENTER in Quetzaltenango on August 9 of 2013 and opened on Monday August 12. This exhibition is a joint sponsorship effort between La Ruta Maya Foundation and local organizations. The exhibit includes 127 archaeological objects of various shapes and materials, among which are vessels; sculptures; and ornaments for ritual, political, domestic, and decorative use. At the same time, it highlights works of art made of ceramic, limestone, basalt, jade, flint, shell, and alabaster among others.