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Art of the Americas Exhibit Opening in Nasher Museum

January 28, 2020

The Nasher Museum of Art will be showcasing Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas from February 1 to May 31, 2020 in the Incubator Gallery.

For ancient cultures on the Central and South American coasts, the ocean was both a source of livelihood and a way of life: It provided food, precious materials and divine inspiration in regions with often-severe environmental conditions. Cultures of the Sea: Art of the Ancient Americas brings together diverse artworks from 100 BCE to 1550 CE that illustrate how the ocean shaped the cultural legacies of these civilizations. This exhibition features ceramics, textiles and carvings, many on view for the first time, from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. More information can be found about this collection on the Nasher Museum’s website.

Additionally, there will be a Gallery Talk about the collection on February 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Nasher Museum. This will be followed by a reception.

Cultures of the Sea will also be available for spotlight tours on February 16 from 2-3 p.m. Spotlight Tours come free with admission and allow visitors to enjoy art at a slower pace. During these tours, a gallery guide will lead a 30-45 minute discussion on just one piece of art.

Regular guided tours are offered twice weekly, Thursdays at 6 PM (free) and Sundays at 2 PM (free with admission). Tours last approximately one hour.