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Golden Kingdoms

Getty Center, Los Angeles

16 Sep 2017 - 28 Jan 2018

Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas

‘Golden Kingdoms’, a major exhibition featuring more than 300 masterpieces, traces the development of luxury arts in the Americas from about 1000 BC to the arrival of Europeans in the early 16th century. Recent investigation into the historical, cultural, social, and political conditions under which such works were produced and circulated has led to new ways of thinking about materials, luxury, and the visual arts from a global perspective. This exhibition is part of ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’, a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. The exhibition has been co-organised by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Find out more about the ‘Golden Kingdoms’ exhibition from the Getty Center’s website.

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Octopus Frontlet, around 300–600 AD. Courtesy of Museo de la Nación, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú

Octopus Frontlet (c. 300–600 AD). Courtesy of Museo de la Nación, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú

Moche Burial Mask, around 525–550 AD. Courtesy of Museo de Sitio Chan Chan, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú, Photo: Christopher B. Donnan

Moche Burial Mask (c. 525–550 AD). Courtesy of Museo de Sitio Chan Chan, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú, Photo: Christopher B. Donnan

Inca Royal Tunic (All T'oqapu Tunic), around 1450–1540. © Dumbarton Oaks, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC

Inca Royal Tunic (All T’oqapu Tunic) (c. 1450–1540). © Dumbarton Oaks, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC

Moche nose ornament, about 400 AD. Photo: Fundación Augusto N. Wiese

Moche nose ornament (c. 400 AD). Photo: Fundación Augusto N. Wiese

Earspool depicting a Warrior, around 640–680 AD. Courtesy of Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú, Photo: Juan Pablo Murrugarra Villanueva

Earspool depicting a Warrior (c. 640–680 AD). Courtesy of Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Ministerio de Cultura del Perú, Photo: Juan Pablo Murrugarra Villanueva

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