This edition: Art of the Ancient Americas in the Metropolitan MuseumTweet
Original tape date: April 12, 2018.
First aired: May 17, 2018.
The program features the landmark exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum-The Golden Kingdoms- Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. The exhibition followed the Golden Road, from the ancient Andes in Peru 3000 years ago, up north to the Aztec Empire in Mexico in the 16th Century. It features 300 pieces of Pre-Columbian art from 52 lenders in 12 different countries, along with new archaeological findings.
These exquisite objects cast new light on the ancient Americas civilizations, exposing the destruction of the Conquistadors, restoring their glorious history to native Americas' descendants.
Joanne Pillsbury the Andrall E. Pearson Curator at The MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art