Snite Museum showcases Mesoamerican collection

by Julie Hail Flory

The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame has reinstalled a rare collection of ancient Mesoamerican art that traces the cultural and aesthetic roots of the Olmec, the mother culture of Mexico, three millennia ? from early civilization through the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.p. The largest display of Olmec sculpture in any art museum in the United States, “The Dragon and the Goddess: Olmec Art and Its Legacy: 1500 B.C.-A.D. 1521” features 84 stone and ceramic sculptures from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras.p.

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