The exhibition: “Maya: Revelation of an Endless Time” that was visited by more than 400,000 people in Mexico City and Sao Paulo opened on October 6th, in Paris, France. The exhibition at Quai Branly Museum will be open until February 8, 2015.
The exhibition includes 385 pieces such as urns, ceramics, stelae, lintels and jade funerary masks from 20 Mexican museums.
The Musée du quai Branly features the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum collection has 450,000 objects, of which 3,500 are on display at any given time, in both permanent and temporary thematic exhibits. A selection of objects from the museum is also displayed in the “Pavillon des Sessions of the Louvre Museum”.
The Museum du quai Branly opened in 2006, and is the newest of the major museums in Paris. It received 1.3 million visitors in 2013.
It is jointly administered by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and serves as both a museum and a center for research. The museum takes its name from the bank of the Seine at that location, which is named for the French scientist Édouard Branly.
The Musee du quai Branly is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine, close to the Eiffel Tower and thePont de l’Alma.
Its construction began in 2001, and was completed in 2005. The Musee du Quai Branly officially opened its doors to the public on June 23rd, 2006.
“Maya: revelation of an endless time”
Artists by nature, creators of pieces remarkable for their beauty, expressivity, perfection in their technique, and originality, the Mayas become once again the center of attention in an exhibit of 385 pieces –several of them never shown before–, representative of the area in which this culture developed and cover from the Early pre-Classic or Formative (2500 BC) to nowadays.
The exhibit, organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), in collaboration with the National Council for Culture and Arts and the Quai Branly Museum, comprises urns, censers, ceramic, steles, lintels, jade funeral masks and two burials with their offerings, but also an atrial cross, huipiles and other objects that refer to the colonial period and contemporary times.
As we said before, the exhibition at Quai Branly Museum includes pieces from 20 Mexican museums such as the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City, and from other museums located in Palenque, Chiapas; Comalcalco, Tabasco; and the Maya Museum in Cancún, Quintana Roo.
It also features recent discoveries found in burials at Balamkú and Jaina Island, in the Mexican State of Campeche.
The exhibition will be open to the public until February 8, 2015.
VIDEO: “Mayas: Revelation of an Endless Time” 2013 (Spanish)
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