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El Paso Museum of Archaeology opens A Cultural Portrait of the Maya

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology presents A Cultural Portrait of the Maya, an exhibition on View June 19 through September 9, 2012.

The exhibit includes twenty-eight photographs of Maya people, their ancient sites and their modern homes and villages. It is accompanied by his book, published in 2007, with essays, and captioned photos giving you detailed insights into the Maya world.

Twelve contemporary hand-woven Maya textiles accompany the exhibit, generously shared with us by an anonymous lender. They include five huipils (women’s blouses), three pieces of men’s clothing, and four cloths, all with colorful brocade or embroidered symbols conveying important aspects of Maya beliefs.

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology presents 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico. You’ll see dioramas and exhibits of American Indian lives and their material culture from the Paleoindian hunters of the Ice Age to their modern Indian descendants. The exhibits are periodically changed to reflect the scope of the museum’s collections and the interests of the community. Special changing exhibits are located in the auditorium where lectures, family programs, and events are held.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
4301 Transmountain Road
El Paso, TX 79924

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