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.
La Ruta Maya Foundation Travelled to El Salvador
Our first international temporary exhibition was received with joy at the National Museum of Anthropology (MUNA) in El Salvador, from February to June 2009. The exhibition was a joint venture among the National Secretariat of Cultural Heritage of El Salvador (CONCULTURA), the National Museums Coordination Office of El Salvador, and the "Industrial Salvadoreña" Agricultural Group (AGRISAL).
The exhibition showed objects from the Pre-Columbian art collections of La Ruta Maya / Fernando Paiz, traditional dance masks, textiles from the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles, and carved slingshots from the Paiz collection. The exhibition received wide media coverage in Salvadoran newspapers and television.
La Ruta Maya presented the Book the Guatemalan Slingshot
During the months of December 2007 and February 2008 exhibits of slingshots were organized at the Casa Santo Domingo Museum (Antigua Guatemala) and the Miraflores Museum (Guatemala City) as part of the presentation of the book THE GUATEMALAN SLINGSHOT (“Las Hondas Guatemaltecas”). The public was able to observe the delicate details of the sculptures created by artisans-artists from rural areas, according to their natural environment, their historical context and their popular beliefs.
In both museums, national and foreign visitors enjoyed the fascinating detail of the slingshots. Numerous family groups were attracted by the color and variety of the slingshots and the exhibit was visited by several school groups, especially at Miraflores Museum in the capital city.