Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
August 29 - January 2, 2011
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea explores the importance of water to the ancient Maya. At the Kimbell Art Museum, over 90 works, many recently uncovered and never before seen in the United States, are part of the exhibition which offer insights into the culture of the ancient Maya. A broad range of media used by Maya artists is highlighted including carved stone monuments, hieroglyphs, painted pottery vessels, sculpted human and animal figurines, and an assortment of precious goods crafted from jade, gold and turquoise. The exhibition is organized into four sections- Water and Cosmos, Creatures of the Fiery Pool, Navigating the Cosmos, and Birth to Rebirth and is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.