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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Exhibition Detail
Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru
1 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

February 10th, 2013 - May 19th, 2013
February 10th, 2013 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
© Courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art
coral gables
Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11-5, Thurs 11-8, Sun 12-5
sculpture, ornaments, textiles, ceramics

More than a millennium ago, across the coastal mountains of what is now Peru, a vast empire that is today nearly forgotten entered its twilight. The Wari (Huari) reigned for 400 years, between 600 and 1000 CE, as the largest and most-dominant culture in the Andes until the rise of the Inca centuries later.

Few traces remain of this empire, only scattered remnants of what was once a highly sophisticated civilization. But the relics that do survive—textiles, ceramics, precious ornaments, and small-scale sculptures—stand as compelling testimony to that sophistication and speak distinctly to modern sensibilities.

Now, the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, in coordination with the Cleveland Museum of Art, offers the opportunity to experience the distinct vision of the Wari. This carefully assembled exhibition of art presents a vision that is simultaneously ancient and contemporary, the works of people inhabiting a particular place and a particular time, but whose sensitivity speaks to a humanity that we share across centuries.

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