The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly, new dates

Published by Cécile D., Laurent P. · Published on 27 July 2020 at 11h53 · Updated on 27 July 2020 at 12h15
Art enthusiasts are expected at the Musée du Quai Branly to discover the museum’s latest exhibition, at the Mezzanine Est, running from Otcober 9, 2020 to July 25, 2021 and called “The Olmecs and the Cultures of the Gulf of Mexico”. The occasion to learn more about the Olmec civilization and the little-known world of the pre-Colombian cultures of the Gulf of Mexico.

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?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 9 October 2020 to 25 July 2021

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    Location

    Quai Branly
    75007 Paris 7

    Access
    Métro ligne 9 station "Iéna", RER C station "Pont de l'Alma"

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 9 €
    Plein tarif: 12 €

    Official website
    www.quaibranly.fr

    More informations
    Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 10h30 à 19h, jusqu'à 22h le jeudi. Fermé le lundi.

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