Sponsored by Smithsonian’s Latino Center
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, D.C., present "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed," a new major bilingual exhibition opening today!. This exhibition illuminates Central America's vibrant ancestral heritage. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to complex civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems and arts. The ceramics these diverse communities left behind, combined with recent archaeological discoveries, help tell the stories of these cultures and their achievements. The exhibition examines seven regions representing distinct Central American cultural areas that are today part of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The exhibition will be open through Feb. 1, 2015, in the third level W. Richard West Jr. Contemporary Arts Gallery.