Amanda Mikolic, Curatorial Assistant for Medieval Art/Art of the Ancient Americas looks back on installation week for Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes to offer a behind the scenes look at bringing the first exhibition of Wari culture in North America to Cleveland. The exhibition is open through Sunday, January 6, 2013.
According to a chapter on Featherwork in Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes, textiles covered with brilliant feathers of rain forest birds are among the most striking works create by textile artists in Pre-Columbia Peru. Let’s take a more detailed looked at one of the examples from our permanent collection that is on view in the exhibition.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.