2-20-12: Was a Spoon Art 3,000 Years Ago?

February 20, 2012 at 7:58 am 1 comment

A male figure as an incense burner, from Mexico.

An incense burner from Mexico, 600 - 900 CE. Now on display at the Walters Art Museum

Tom Hall takes a tour of a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum that features ancient South and Central American art.  He and curator Dorie Reents-Budet talk about whether those people considered vessels for chocolate and spoons…art.

The exhibit includes 135 works of art from Mexico, Central America and Andean South America.  The pieces date from 1200 B.C.–1530 A.D.  The collection was assembled by an explorer named John Bourne (bel0w), who donated it to the Walters.  It’s in Baltimore until May 20th, when it travels to Albuquerque and Nashville.

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Art collector John Bourne and his dog Chac, circa 1947.


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