The Getty Center: Obsidian Mirror-Travels Ancient Mexican Art and Achaeology

Eastern Medicine, Einar de la Torre (Mexican, b. 1963) and Jamex de la Torre (Mexican, b. 1960), 2008. Blown glass and mixed media. Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City

 “This [small] exhibition explores representations of Mexican archaeological objects and sites made from the Colonial era to the present.”

The Objects in the exhibition portrayed Mexico’s Mexico’s indigenous civilizations being overtaken by the European conquerors. The Objects tell an emotional story of fascination, fear, “Eradicating populations, destroying monuments, and suppressing native religions.”

This exhibition, “created over the past five centuries by explorers, archaeologists, and artists who have in one way or another used Mexico’s Pre-Columbian past as a vehicle for their journeys.”

A wonderful Exhibit to see. Running until March 27, 2011
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission: Free
Parking: $15

Information Gathered from Attendance and The Getty Research Institute pamphlet.

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