Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries

Pastel rendering of a scene in the Sierra Madres, Jimmie I. Clubb.

In Mexico, two civilizations have lived and fought across the land and within the very soul of every individual. One civilization is native to the Americas. The other originated in Europe but now is so firmly implanted that it is an elemental part of the Mexican character.


Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries presents three thousand years of Mexican culture and history through photographs of stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from Colonial days, nineteenth-century portraits and landscapes, and works on canvas and paper by twentieth-century muralists. Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries strives to enhance appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and its people. Panel topics include:

  • Olmec culture
  • Mayas
  • Aztecs
  • Spiritual conquest
  • Evangelical utopia
  • Baroque splendor
  • Nineteenth-century art
  • Diego Rivera
  • The Muralists
  • Frida Kahlo

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries is an exhibition based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art’s international exhibition and is organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content6 double-sided panels (24” x 40”)
7 support legs ( 78” tall)
Space Requirements96 square feet of floor space (8’ x 12’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 43 ” x 34” x 9” - 102 lbs.
  • 80” x 7” x 7” - 30 lbs.
Rental Fee*$450*
Rental Period4 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.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries press release

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2022-2023 Bookings

Historic Upshur Museum
Gilmer, TX

Butt Holdsworth Memorial Library
Kerrville, TX

Eastland County Museum
Eastland, TX