Crowning Glory: Art of the Americas
This new exhibition considers how the cultures of North, Central, and South America expressed power, spirituality, and identity by decorating and venerating the head. These 20 objects, spanning more than 2,500 years, include intricate ceramics, bold figures, and finely crafted vessels that exemplify how the heads of ancestors were commemorated. Many depict shamans in elaborate headdresses along with figures from every day life. This one-gallery exhibition highlights cultures including the Wari and Nasca of Peru, the Olmec of Mexico, and the Jama-Coaque of Equador. Many of the works were part of John G. Bourne’s generous gift to the Walters’ collection.
Crowning Glory is the first of two thematic exhibitions leading up to a new major installation of the Walters’ collection of Art of the Americas. The next exhibition Transformation: Art of the Americas will open in late 2018.
Thursday, May 24 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, May 25 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 26 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, May 27 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, May 28 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 31 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 1 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 3 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA