Exhibition THE WORLD OF THE MAYAN ARTISTThe exhibition "The World of the Mayan Artist" opened on Sunday February 3, 2013 as part of the Paiz Arts and Culture Festival at the Antiguo Colegio de la Companía de Jesús  in Antigua Guatemala. The exhibition will be open until June 16th of 2013.

The exhibition features more than 130 Pre-Columbian objects of great artistic and historical value, most of which are having their public premiere in Guatemala and abroad, as they are unpublished objects that come to light in the eyes of hundreds of local and foreign visitors.

The exhibition aims to bring the Pre-Columbian artist to the public of today, highlighting the skill with which his works were created in different materials and for different occasions. The exhibition consists of objects made of ceramic, shell, stucco and variety of stones, among which jade, obsidian, flint, alabaster, limestone and basalt are the main ones.

Museo IxchelFor the first time, thirty-one Pre-Columbian objects of the Classic Period (AD 250-900) are part of the permanent exhibition at the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles. These objects show women, important warriors and elite gentlemen wearing complex outfits. Also other items were given on loan for the exhibition, such as necklaces and flower-shaped ornaments made of shell and jade. Thanks to the La Ruta Maya Foundation, the exhibition intends to demonstrate the persistence of an ancient tradition over time. The exhibition is open to the public since August 23rd. 2012.

The installation of this exhibition, entitled "Textile Tradition Records on Mayan Pre-Columbian Figurines and Polychrome Vessels", is based on a comparative study between the garments that appear on figurines and vessels, today’s attire, as well as other examples from the Ixchel Museum Collection, in order to identify those that have persisted over time. On figurines it’s easier to see headdresses, blouses or huipils, and su't similar to those costumes worn by the Mayan women of today. Although this proposal is not conclusive, interesting results were obtained, which are shown in the gallery.

Vista general de una de las vitrinas de la exposiciónThe exhibition “Mayas, from Dawn to Dusk” was shown at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France, from June to October 2011.

Over 150 magnificent works of art from the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology of Guatemala and La Ruta Maya Foundation travelled to France with the aim of presenting to the public the development of Maya civilization, its peak and decline until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1524 AD. The exhibition highlighted pottery, funerary items, architectural remains, jewelry, monuments, and other works of art

Vista de la exposición con piezas arqueológicas, hondas y máscarasFor the first time in a shopping mall in Guatemala, the exhibition "The PAABANC: Reaffirming Our Beliefs", was presented the La Pradera Mall, Zone 10 of Guatemala City.

It was an exhibit that included the contemporary photography of Julián Quevedo, Maya pre-Columbian art from La Ruta Maya, and indigenous slingshots and traditional dance masks from the collection of Fernando Paiz. The show highlighted the creativity and color of Mayan art since Pre-Columbian times to the continuous use of themes and characters in today´s visual arts and dance.