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Exhibition THE FLAVORS OF MESOAMERICA: The Pre-columbian past of the regional cuisine

Guatemala, August 14, 2014.-  The La Ruta Maya Foundation, with support from the Training Centre of the Spanish Cooperation (CFCE in Spanish) exhibits a selection of more than eighty archaeological objects that illustrate the importance of Pre-Columbian cuisine and its main products, with particular emphasis on the "Mesoamerican triad "(corn, beans and squash) and the king of the sacred drinks: Kakaw. This archaeological exhibition is open to the public at the headquarters of the Antiguo Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús in Antigua Guatemala, from August 14, 2014 to  January 5, 2015.

Art MayanThe exhibition "Treasures of the Maya Spirit" was presented to the public at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, as part of the great events at the LA Art & Antique Show (January 14 -19 2014). The show featured more than 200 examples from Precolumbian to Contemporary art, given on loan by La Ruta Maya Conservation Foundation, Friends of the Ixchel Museum, Xipe Totec Projects and Paiz Foundation for Education and Culture.

The tour started with eighty four Pre-Columbian objects from the collection of La Ruta Maya Foundation, among which were highlighted a sculpture carved in stucco with figure of a warrior-dancer wearing a jaguar mask and a jaguar pelt skirt; a group of “incensarios”  from the Tiquisate region in Escuintla, richly decorated with applied clay ornaments; and a round altar portraying the king Itzamnaaj B'ahlam II, Lord of Yaxchilan, who reigned between 681 and 742 d. C.


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.

Animals and Plants Mayan WorldThe Exhibition "FAUNA AND FLORA IN THE MAYA WORLD" opened on Thursday, February 28, 2013 as part of the Paiz Festival for Arts and Culture in the galleries of ARTECENTRO “Graciela Andrade de Paiz” in the historic district of Guatemala City. The exhibition is open to the public until May 31, 2013.

The show features over 100 Pre-Columbian objects of great artistic and historical value, most of whom make their first public appearance in Guatemala and abroad. The works of art are mostly from the Classic period (250-900 AD) with some earlier or later examples, with the aim of bringing to the public the current biodiversity while highlighting the main wildlife species known and represented in Mayan art and mythology.