Monday, May 22, 2017

Exhibition to showcase art the art of the Mexican City of Teotihuacan

Mural from the Tepantitla compound showing what has been identified as an aspect of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan, from a reproduction in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.
SAN FRANCISCO---This September, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire,"  an original exhibition exploring how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The exhibition will feature recent, never-before-seen archaeological discoveries and other major loans from Mexican and US cultural institutions. Monumental and ritual objects from Teotihuacan’s three pyramids will be shown alongside mural paintings, ceramics, and stone sculptures from the city’s apartment compounds.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | de Young Museum: "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire" (Sept. 30, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2018); Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA; 415.750.3600;