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  Mesoamerican Art at the Met
by atufft
 
 

Surprisingly small, given the resident importance of such a collection, the Americas are represented by a hodge podge and random collection of a few early Peruvian textiles, Arctic Circle tribal wear, Southwestern pottery, and some Mayan ceramics. I didn't find any baskets or tribal wear from the tribes of the United States. Much of the collection is dimly lit, presumably for preservation purposes, but otherwise I was unimpressed. The DeYoung Museum has a finer collection of Mexican ceramics, and as I recall, the Amerind Foundation's collection in Arizona is more impressive as well. Maybe I missed something. I'll look more closely the next time I visit the Met.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Directions: Take 4, 5, or 6 train to 86th Street and walk three blocks west to Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-535-7710
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp

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  • Written Jul 9, 2011
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