Art: February 2013 Archives
Saturday February 2, 2013
A new exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts transports visitors back 3000 years, to the ancient civilizations of Peru.
The exhibit Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon features a staggering amount of priceless material - gold, silver, turquoise, rare pottery, textiles, even perfectly preserved feathers.
Thera re more than 370 items - and a third of them have never been displayed outside Peru. Most pre-date the Incas and Spanish contact of the 1500's.
Very little was known about these peoples - the Mochica, the Chimù, the Lambayeque - until a wave of archaeological exploration in Peru in the 1900's, sparked by the outside world's discovery of the Incan wonder: Machu Picchu.
The Museum's chief curator Nathalie Bondil says the exhibit is designed to show the impact that re-discovering these civilizations has had on the modern Peruvian sense of identity.
She took Ainslie MacLellan on a brief tour of this massive exhibit.
(Photos courtesy of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)
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- Sat., 2 – Public Art in Old Quebec
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- Sun., 22 – Gaspé in winter, by Linda Rutenberg
- May 2014
- Sat., 31 – The long nights of Lac-Mégantic
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- December 2013
- Sat., 14 – Understories
- November 2013
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- Sat., 19 – Another Afghanistan by Varial Cedric Houin
- September 2013
- Sun., 15 – Woolgathering at Roxham Farm
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- Sun., 28 – Yarnbombing - Street Art
- June 2013
- March 2013
- Sun., 10 – Tourism Quebec: Sunday Update
- February 2013
- Sat., 2 – Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon