Last week to catch “Arts of the Ancient Andes” exhibit at Blanton
This is the last week to catch the intriguing exhibit “Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes” the Blanton Museum of Art.
The environment along the Pacific coast of South America is a place of extremes — a landscape where desert meets ocean and is set off by the towering rain-filled Andean mountain range.
Gathering more than 80 historical and anthropological objects from various collections at the University of Texas, “Between Mountains and Sea” uses geography as a lens to illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inca cultures that inhabited the coastal Andes of South America. Rare textiles and ceramic objects reveal the complexities of ancient Andean cultural history.
“Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes.” Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Through Aug. 17. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$9 (free on Thursdays)