Peruvian Gold at the Irving Arts Center


Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Exhibition organized with the National Geographic Society
Main Gallery – Presented by Irving Arts Center


Oct 4, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014


From October 4 through December 31 during the time the Irving Arts Center is hosting the special exhibition, Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, a full schedule of free events is also offered. Click on each link to find out more about the series of films,lectureshands-on art sessionstours and gallery talks that are designed to complement the remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs included in the exhibition.

Peruvian Gold is presented in partnership with the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. and will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition marks the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.

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Guest curated by National Geographic’s Archaeology Fellow Dr. Fredrik Hiebert, “Peruvian Gold” features iconic artifacts on loan from three Peruvian institutions: Sican National Museum, Larco Museum and Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. Irving is the only location outside of Washington D.C. to host Peruvian Gold.

EXHIBIT HOURS: Tues., W, F, Sat 10a. – 5p; Thurs. 10a-8p; Sun 1-5p; closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

PRICE: Adults $12; Seniors, Students, COI Employees, Art Connection & National Geographic Members, Military, and groups of 10 or more $8; Student groups of 10 or more $5. **Groups of 10 or more may request a Docent led tour. Click here for Tour Reservation Form **

Click here to access Peruvian Gold Educator Materials

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