Pre-Colombian Art

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Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion - Level 1


Renowned in Canada, the Museum's collection of pre-Columbian art is composed of nearly 1,200 works from the three major cultural regions of the New World – Mesoamerica, the Intermediate Area and the Andes – spanning some 3,000 years. The Olmec, Teotihuacan, Aztec and Maya cultures of Mesoamerica, Gran Nicoya in the Intermediate Area, and the Paraca, Mochica, Nazca and Inca cultures of the Andes are represented by ceramic vases, metalwork, stone sculptures, statues and textiles. A major collection of Tlatilco figurines and Chupícuaro works are also part of this collection, which has been considerably enriched by recent gifts.