This April, students will mount “Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society” in the William Johnston Building Gallery, set in the newly renovated, LEED-certified William Johnston Building on Landis Green. With two glass walls, facing the building's five-story atrium, the gallery is an exquisite and yet intimate space to show work.
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Visions of the Nazca: Painted Images of an Andean Ancient Society
William Johnston Building Gallery – Florida State University
143 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Exhibition curated by the Museum Object Course (Fall 2017) of the Department of Art History guided by the instructor of the class Ph.D. student Gabriela Germana.
The exhibition presents a group of pre-Colombian, Nazca pottery that features stunning naturalistic and mythological designs over its surface. These exquisite motifs were the way Nazca people transmitted their ideas and concerns.
The exhibit focus on the images depicted on the objects and intents to explain the different painted motifs and their significance, the evolution of Nazca ceramic art through time, and to understand how the motifs are related to different aspects of Nazca culture, knowledge, and religious beliefs.
The exhibit is formed by 29 pieces from the Carter Collection in holding at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts for FSU’s Anthropology Department. The collection was donated by John and Mary Carter in 1944 and includes a variety of objects from various Andean ancient cultures. The collection is not on permanent display, thus the exhibition at WJB Galley will be a unique opportunity to appreciate some of the magnificent pieces of the collection.