The exhibition THE WORLD OF THE MAYAN ARTIST arrived to CASA NO’J CULTURAL CENTER in Quetzaltenango on August 9 of 2013 and opened on Monday August 12. This exhibition is a joint sponsorship effort between La Ruta Maya Foundation and local organizations. The exhibit includes 127 archaeological objects of various shapes and materials, among which are vessels; sculptures; and ornaments for ritual, political, domestic, and decorative use. At the same time, it highlights works of art made of ceramic, limestone, basalt, jade, flint, shell, and alabaster among others.
This exhibition was presented earlier -and very successfully- in Antigua Guatemala, under the auspices of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation and the Paiz Foundation for Education and Culture. This time the collection traveled to Quetzaltenango thanks to the interest and efforts of Giovanni Gonzalez and his team of collaborators of Asociación Cuna Occidente, Ernesto Pacheco of the Cultural Public Policy Unit of the Municipality of Quetzaltenango, and the staff of CASA NO’J Cultural Center.
Video prepared by Cuna Occidente, with photographs by Giovani Gonzalez. Collection of La Ruta Maya Foundation, Guatemala