The people of ancient West Mexico, whose culture was markedly different from the Aztec and Maya civilizations, remain largely a mystery. They are identified by their burial practice as the “Shaft Tomb Culture.”
Based on an exhibition of original artifacts at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Unknown Mexico features traditional Huichol crafts, ink and wash drawings, and illustrations in acrylic paint, plus color photographs of ancient artifacts and views of modern Huichol Indians. Panel topics include:
Unknown Mexico was produced in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Content||10 double-sided panels (28” x 42”)|
11 support legs ( 75” tall)
|Space Requirements||180 square feet of floor space (10 x 18’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 1 wood crate and 1 plastic case:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
Unknown Mexico press release
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
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All dates available. Contact us to reserve this exhibition for the upcoming year.