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BLOG POST: Beautiful Blades
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REVIEW: Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
I reviewed Oswaldo Chinchilla’s new book for caa.reviews!
REVIEW: Golden Kingdoms in WaPo
Post critic Sebastian Smee on Golden Kingdoms!
Don’t expect to see a more beautiful show than “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas” anytime soon. The exhibition, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a fresh, transformative take on pre-Columbian art. It boasts more than 200 objects made from gleaming gold, green and blue jade, resplendent macaw feathers, turquoise, and coral-colored, scallop-shaped Spondylus shells, among other materials. It’s ravishing.
But it’s more than that. It’s chewy. It’s mind-bending. It has enough fresh scholarship behind it to make you rethink basic assumptions. And it has, at the show’s end, a small but concentrated dose of world-historical drama that will stop your heart.
LIVE: Golden Kingdoms Web site
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BLOG: New Gifts of Mesoamerican Art
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PREVIEW: Golden Kingdoms
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Golden Kingdoms Reviewed in LA Times
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CATALOGUE: Golden Kingdoms
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