Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is extending Maya: The Exhibition’s first stop in the United States. The blockbuster exhibition featuring over 300 original objects immerses guests in a sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest. Maya: The Exhibition has been extended through April 4, 2021.
The exhibition showcases over 300 original artifacts on loan from the nation of Guatemala, each detailing an aspect of the daily life, religion, politics and innovations of the Maya. Its design evokes the civilization’s iconic stepped pyramids and the vibrant colors of Maya artwork. Pristinely preserved clay and stucco figurines and elaborate jade and gold jewelry showcase their artistry. Hieroglyphs carved into massive stone slabs demonstrate the Maya’s sophisticated writing and their passion for telling their own history, often in the form of their rulers’ reigns. Large stone carvings and massive stucco sculptures portray the large pantheon of Maya deities and tools and everyday items reveal the foods, work and play that defined daily life.
Maya: The Exhibition extends its US debut through April 4, 2021 at Cincinnati Museum Center. Visit cincymuseum.org/maya for more information or to purchase tickets