The Arts of the Ancient Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art


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Edited by Michelle Rich

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An illustrated compendium of artworks from the ancient Americas

Including Indigenous works from the southwestern United States, Mesoamerica, the Isthmo-Colombian Area, and the Andes of South America, this book showcases more than 100 masterpieces of art from the ancient Americas. These are presented in historical, archaeological, and artistic context with new photography and scholarship. The publication considers ceramics, metalworks, stone carvings, and textiles from an array of America’s earliest civilizations, including Ancestral Puebloan, Mexica, Olmec, Maya, Chavín, Inca, Moche, Wari, and more. Highlights include some exceptional rarities, including a Chavín crown with deity figures, a previously undefined style of four-panel Andean tunics, a Mixtec mosaic mask, a Maya lidded tetrapod bowl, and breathtaking gold jewelry from the Isthmo-Colombian Area.

Distributed for the Dallas Museum of Art

Michelle Rich is the Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Indigenous American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

ISBN: 9780300266870
Publication Date: January 31, 2023
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Dallas Museum of Art
360 pages, 9 x 12
312 color + 13 b/w illus.