Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center to see the Treasures of the Mayan Spirit Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall H. 1201 S. Figueroa Street, 90015.
Treasures of the Maya Spirit makes its world debut in Los Angeles, January 15th. The exhibition features one of the greatest Mayan discoveries in recent decades and it will be unveiled for the first time publicly here.
Crouching Masked Jaguar Warrior, a 9 foot stucco sculpture is the only example, known to date, of a three-dimensional stucco sculpture with its original color preserved. It is currently the subject of intense academic research, some of which will be presented in the exhibition.
The exhibition, featuring more than 200 object from sculptures, to textiles, to slingshots and ceramics, will be the largest Mayan exhibition ever seen in North America. It features works slated to be on view at the future Museo Maya de America, a new Mayan Museum scheduled to break ground in 2016.
Treasures of the Mayan Spirit is supported by Museo Maya Foundation, LA Ruta Maya Foundation and Fernando Paiz. The exhibition kicks off a capital campaign for the soon-to-be-built Museo Maya de America in Guatemala City.
The Museo Maya de América, which will be located in Guatemala City, is expected to become the leading venue for the public to view objects, artifacts, artworks, textiles, and information on the history and culture of the Mayan civilization.
Designed by star Swiss architect, Harry Gugger, the Museo Maya de America will be the largest museum of its kind, with approximately 60,000 square meters of build-out (more than 600,000 square feet) and a construction budget of US$60 million.
So, why is this exhibition being launched here? Los Angeles is home to the largest population of Guatemalans living outside of Guatemala, and consequently the largest population of descendents of the Maya.
This exhibition is part of the Los Angeles, Jewelry, Antique & Design Show which opens to the public Thursday, January 16th and runs through Sunday January 19th.
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Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall 1201 Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
For additional information about the Treasures of the Maya Spirit, The Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show, to register for lecture or purchase online tickets, please visit their website.
Public Hours are: Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm.
If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 orGayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com