Joanne Pillsbury is Curator of Ancient American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Colossal head 4 (1200–900 BC), Olmec, Mexico. Museo de Antropología de Xalapa.

Stone cold masterpieces – the art of the Olmecs

Olmec artists from the Gulf Coast region of Mexico produced some of the most striking sculptures in the ancient Americas

10 Oct 2020
Archaeological excavations from an underwater ceremonial location near the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

Discovering an underwater trove of gifts to the gods

An ancient ceremonial site at Lake Titicaca offers a glimpse into the lives and faith of a pre-Inca people

11 Apr 2019
Octopus fontlet, 300–600 AD, Moche, Peru, La Mina.

The luxury of feathers

An exhibition at the Getty will examine artistic exchange in the ancient Americas – and a time when feathers were more valuable than gold

26 Jun 2017