Fascination With Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art
The Mexican Museum
Through Feb 26th
The Mexican Museum exhibits animal-themed objects from its world-renowned collection of pre-Hispanic art at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. “Fascination With Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art” explores the importance of animals in art, nature, religion, and society in three early cultures (Colima, Nayarit, and Zpotec) in Central America, Mexico, and Peru.
Among the objects on display are ceremonial ceramic vessels and pottery for everyday use; depicting coyotes, hummingbirds, jaguars, and many other fantastic birds and beasts. The opening reception is Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.