Masters of Precolumbian art

If you’re in Brussels between now and 29.4.2007, you should really check out this exhibition at the Royal Museums of Art and History.

The Jansen collection has objects from all over the Americas, from Alaska to Patagonia, under the same roof. It is amazing to see the similarities and differences between these cultures. I had only been exposed to Mesoamerican art before, and the introduction of Central and South American objects from before the arrival of the Spaniards was quite a threat.

A very funny moment was when I noticed that an Aztec stone eagle on show looks just like the “Made in Mexico” logo. Of course it should.

Go, go, go! You won’t regret it.

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