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Richard Townsend ǀ Aztec Rites of World Renewal

Last occurred: Thursday, April 24
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddess of Water, Mexica (Aztec) culture, Mexico
13th-16th century
Gift of Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, MN   2009.33
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddess of Water, Mexica (Aztec) culture, Mexico
13th-16th century
Gift of Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis, MN 2009.33
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Each spring, the Aztec emperor and allied kings from the Valley of Mexico made a pilgrimage to a distant mountaintop shrine to enthrone the rain god Tlaloc, summon the rain clouds, and usher in the annual season of planting and cultivation.

Join Richard Townsend of the Art Institute of Chicago in a look at these royal rites of renewal with an exploration of Aztec archaeological sites, sculptures, and illuminated pages from early 16th-century pictorial manuscripts.

For tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online.

 

 

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