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FSU art exhibit to feature extraordinary ancient pottery

Each semester, a select group of art history undergraduate students in the Museum Object course have the unique creative opportunity to mount their own art exhibition.
Each semester, a select group of art history undergraduate students in the Museum Object course have the unique creative opportunity to mount their own art exhibition.

Art history students at Florida State University will present a remarkable collection of ancient pottery in the exhibit, “Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society.”

The exhibit features 29 ceramic objects created by the Nazca civilization, which flourished between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D. on the southern coast of Peru. People of the Nazca culture painted pottery with stunning naturalistic and mythological designs that had religious and cultural significance.

Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the WJB Gallery.
“Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the WJB Gallery.

The items are curated from “The Carter Collection,” which was donated to FSU’s Department of Anthropology by John and Mary Carter in 1944 and stored at the Museum of Fine Arts. The pottery is not on permanent display, so this presentation offers a unique opportunity to appreciate magnificent and rarely seen pieces of art.

An opening public reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the WJB Gallery, Room 1085, of the William Johnston Building.

 

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs through Thursday, April 27. The WJB Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To learn more about the WJB Gallery, visit http://arthistory.fsu.edu/resources/facilities-technology/wjb-gallery/.

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the FSU Museum of Fine Arts.