Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas - Department of Cultural Affairs Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas - Department of Cultural Affairs

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Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

Start
September 16, 2017
End
January 28
Cost
Free

This major international loan exhibition explores the idea of luxury in the pre-Columbian Americas, particularly as seen in the associations between materials and meanings, from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century. The exhibition will trace the development of metallurgy in the Andes and its expansion northward into Mexico. In contrast with people in other parts of the world, ancient Americans first used metals not for weaponry, tools, or coinage but for objects of ritual and ornament, resulting in works of extraordinary creativity.

Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America

Photo caption: Nose Ornament with Spiders, Salinar culture, 1st century BCE-2nd century CE.

Location

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA United States
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310-440-7300

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