Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

Ceramics
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, March 29, 2013

On Friday, the National Museum of the American Indian opens an exhibition showcasing the museum’s extensive collection of Central American ceramics. Also among the 160 objects in “Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed” are works in gold, jade, shell and stone, from 1000 B.C. to the present.

Organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, this bilingual show aims to show how the civilizations that flourished in modern-day Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama exchanged knowledge, technology and art with the peoples of South America, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.