Hall of Mexico and Central America

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The diverse art, architecture, and traditions of the Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec, and other Mesoamerican pre-Columbian cultures are the subjects of this hall. The outstanding collections on display include monuments, figurines, pottery, and jewelry th... more

The diverse art, architecture, and traditions of the Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Aztec, and other Mesoamerican pre-Columbian cultures are the subjects of this hall. The outstanding collections on display include monuments, figurines, pottery, and jewelry that span from around 1200 B.C. to the early 1500s. Each object provides clues about the political and religious symbols, social traits, and artistic styles of its cultural group. Especially striking works on view include Costa Rican gold ornaments and a 3,000-year-old Olmec jade sculpture called the Kunz Axe, which may represent a chief or a shaman who transformed himself into a jaguar to partake of the animal's power. Also displayed are 9th-century Mayan stone carvings depicting scenes of conquest. Existing as early as 1500 B.C., the Mayan culture did not consist of a single empire, but rather was a collection of independent city-states that alternately warred and traded with one another.


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Hall of Mexico and Central America

Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/01/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, July 01
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/02/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, July 02
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/03/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 03
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/04/2020 10:00 AM
Sat, July 04
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/05/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, July 05
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/06/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, July 06
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/07/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, July 07
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/08/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, July 08
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/09/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, July 09
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Mexico and Central America
07/10/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, July 10
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

July 1, Wednesday 10:00AM
July 2, Thursday 10:00AM
July 3, Friday 10:00AM
July 4, Saturday 10:00AM
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