An exclusive dive into the pre-Colombian cultures… This is what offers the Musée du Quai Branly with its latest exhibition, The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico, running from October 9, 2020 to July 25, 2021. A retrospective which goal is to “shed light on the Olmec civilization and its spread over time and space”.
But what is the Olmec culture? It’s in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, “on marshy land south of the current states of Veracruz and Tabasco” that this rich culture developed (from Olmán, meaning “rubber country”)” one of the most important and mysterious civilizations of the Mesoamerican era.
A culture remained unknown until the mid-20th century and that is yet vital in the history of Mexico and its region. As bears witness “the development of Mesoamerican canons and thought (economic, social, political, intellectual and artistic principles)” that lasted until the Conquistador era.
All in all, over 200 items will be displayed, some being exhibited for the first-time outside Mexico. The occasion to discover “the huge diversity of the Pre-Colombian world with cultures of the Gulf, a pluricultural dynamic that unfolded through a multitude of artistic traditions, beliefs, rites and languages in a complex fabric of political and economic relations”. Let’s pay a visit to the Musée du Quai Branly, friends, shall we?
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 May 2021 to 3 October 2021
Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna", RER C station "Pont de l'Alma"
Tarif réduit: €9
Plein tarif: €12
Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 10h30 à 19h, jusqu'à 22h le jeudi. Fermé le lundi.
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