Treasures of Veracruz

March 14, 2015- May 7, 2015

Image Credit:
Warrior with Blackened Body, c. 200-550 A.D.
Photo by Stan Sholik


This exhibition showcases eight Pre-Columbian artifacts from the museum's permanent collection. These pieces date from 300-1500 A.D. and exemplify the power, beauty and intensity of art from the Mexican Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.

The Veracruz Culture refers to known ethnicities such as the Huastec as well as centers of artistic production. Despite influences from the Olmec culture and the Maya center of Teotihuacan, Veracruz art and architecture developed as stylistically and technically unique from any others.