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Forces of Nature

Exhibitions
A 300–600 CE sculpture from Maya depicting a person inside a monstrous costumer. The head is positioned in the mouth of the being
MAJOR EXHIBITION

Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

OPENS
August 27, 2023
CLOSES
January 7, 2024
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About the Exhibition

Forces of Nature explores the rich world of the supernatural in Classic-period Maya art. Featuring 200 works from LACMA’s premier collection of Pre-Columbian art, the exhibition investigates how artists portrayed the supernatural world and how rulers and their courts engaged with that world in art, ritual, and performance and in the acquisition and display of power.

The Blanton presentation is organized by Rosario I. Granados, Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas

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Feature Image Credit

Teotihuacan-Style Censer with Ancestor and Storm God, 300-600, Maya, ceramic with post-fire pigment, 11 × 9 × 9 3/8 in. (27.9 × 22.9 × 23.6 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Camilla Chandler Frost (M.2010.115.1019a-b) photo © Museum Associates / LACMA

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