LA RUTA MAYA FOUNDATION
Presents the temporary exhibition “Pre-Columbian Biodiversity, The Mysteries of the Jungle” at the Training Center of the Spanish Cooperation (CFCE) in 6th North Avenue, between 3rd and 4th West Streets, Antigua Guatemala.
It will be open to the public from August 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018 in a schedule from Monday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free entrance.
This exhibition presents an overview of the importance of the natural environment from Pre-Columbian times to present day and how different species were represented in art. It emphasizes the most common animal species and the most representative vegetal and floristic motifs.
In Pre-Columbian art, it is often difficult to identify particular species by the artistic fusion of morphological features. In other cases it is interesting to see how ancient artists paid attention to animal behavior and the physical characteristics of fauna and flora, thus enhancing their supernatural meanings and attributes.
This collection is under the custody of the La Ruta Maya Foundation for its protection, conservation, research, dissemination and public display for educational purposes. Therefore, it is registered as Cultural Heritage of the Nation before the Cultural Property Registry of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
This exhibition is possible thanks to the support of the Training Center of the Spanish Cooperation (CFCE), the Guatemalan Association of Private Natural Reserves (ARNPG), Paiz-Schloesser Family, Occidente Insurance Company, CRN & PubliRuta, Paiz Foundation for the Education and Culture, Mr. Reinhard Zink and Comunicación Estratégica (CE)
Video by -and supported by- Ricky López Bruni at