Hall of South American Peoples

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

This hall explores the pre-Columbian cultures of South America as well as the traditional cultures living in the region today, encompassing the ancient Inka, Moche, Chavin, and Chancay cultures as well as the many peoples of modern Amazonia. Especial... more

This hall explores the pre-Columbian cultures of South America as well as the traditional cultures living in the region today, encompassing the ancient Inka, Moche, Chavin, and Chancay cultures as well as the many peoples of modern Amazonia. Especially evident in this hall is the exceeding importance of textile art among the ancient Andeans; this artistic tradition, which conveyed status and identity, harks back at least 5,000 years. Andean achievements in metallurgy were also remarkable. Throughout the hall, works of exquisite craftsmanship abound, as in the Royal Llama of the Inka from Bolivia. The figure, approximately 500 years old, is made of silver and its blanket is cinnabar trimmed with gold. Also on view are examples of spectacular Amazonian featherwork, including a headdress made from toucan and macaw feathers that once adorned a young man from the Rikbaktsa tribe. This object and others like it demonstrate the importance of ornamentation among the indigenous cultures of the Amazonian rain forest.


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Hall of South American Peoples

Hall of South American Peoples
11/15/2018 10:00 AM
Thu, November 15
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/16/2018 10:00 AM
Fri, November 16
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/17/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, November 17
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/18/2018 10:00 AM
Sun, November 18
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/19/2018 10:00 AM
Mon, November 19
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/20/2018 10:00 AM
Tue, November 20
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/21/2018 10:00 AM
Wed, November 21
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/22/2018 10:00 AM
Thu, November 22
10:00AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/23/2018 10:00 AM
Fri, November 23
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of South American Peoples
11/24/2018 10:00 AM
Sat, November 24
10:00AM
$
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 69 more times through Feb 01

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

November 15, Thursday 10:00AM
November 16, Friday 10:00AM
November 17, Saturday 10:00AM
November 18, Sunday 10:00AM
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