Tag Archives: Mayas

Online Resources from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and MoMA

Since 2016, MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum have worked on digitising exhibition catalogues and other material related to their displays and collections.

MoMA’s ‘Exhibition History‘ page offers access to photographs, interpretation, checklists and other material for 4,918 exhibitions from the museum’s founding in 1929 to the present. ARTES members may be particularly interested to discover a 1931 exhibition dedicated to Diego Rivera, the show American Sources of Modern Art (Aztec, Mayan, Incan) of 1933, the ground-breaking Cubism and Abstract Art of 1936, the 1939 show Picasso: Forty years of his art and exhibitions dedicated to the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari and to Joan Miró in 1940. The archive offers a way to explore the museum’s history during its closure for refurbishment and redisplay (re-opens October 21).

On archive.org, art lovers and researchers can read and download more than 200 catalogues published by the Guggenheim Museum. Highlights include the exhibition Tauromaquia (Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, 1985), Berriaren tradizioa: Guggenheim bildumako maisulanak, 1945–1990 (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 1995), and The Aztec Empire (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2004).

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The Mayas, Liverpool, June – October 2015

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Exhibition:
Mayas: Revelation of an Endless Time

World Museum, Liverpool
19 June – 18 October 2015

Large exhibition produced by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico City, exploring the Mayan civilization of eastern Mexico and modern day Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras and El Salvador. 385 objects, from museums and Mayan sites, ranging from striking funerary masks to intricate jade jewellery. It will be the only opportunity in the UK to see this exhibition, which has been organised as part of the 2015 ‘Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom’ and ‘Year of the United Kingdom in Mexico’. Entry free of charge.

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Mercedes de la Garza ed., Mayas: Revelation of an Endless Time, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2015, 240 pp, 365 colour illus., £25. ISBN 9786074846515.
Extremely well illustrated, with colour photos, maps and an extensive comparative timeline from 3,000 BC to 1500 AD across civilizations in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Seven essays focusing mainly on the different regional characteristics of the Maya civilization in the Mexican Yucatan peninsula introduce brief catalogue entries on all 303 objects divided into eight thematic sections.