Forms in Dimensions: Tamayo and Zapotec Sculpture

Detail of Seated Deity Figure, 300-600 AD Zapotec culture; Mexico Ceramic; 14 1/2 x 10 in. 2000.56.7 The Dr. Eli B. and Aimee Cohen Memorial Collection Universes of Meaning This week marks the opening of Dimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografía , an exhibition primarily about a series of three-dimensional prints made by Rufino Tamayo, one of the m...
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Dragon Glass: Taking Stock at the Bowers Museum

Battle and Hunting Weapons, 300-1519 Michoacán, Mexico Obsidian; various dimensions 2003.10.42C-I Anonymous Gift The Night King Cometh As most fantasy buffs are well¬-aware, HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for the first of its final six episodes this upcoming Sunday. Not to spoil too much of the show for those who are interested in watching but have ...
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Call of the Sea: Shell Instruments from Western Mexico

Incised Shell Trumpet, 900-1200 Michoacán culture; Puruándiro, Michoacán, Mexico Shell; 12 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. 34076 Gift of Mr. Graciano Bernal Tooting Their Own Horns Shells take the sea with them wherever they go. Maybe this is the reason why so many cultures utilized and still utilize shell as a medium for both artistic and utilitarian purp...
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