Loaned to the Met by the Republic of Guatemala, the two stelae feature life-sized representations of influential Indigenous American rulers.
Forced to shutter to contain the pandemic, Guatemala City’s Proyectos Ultravioleta has created a series of “Nature is Healing” memes, which are both endearing and hilarious.
ANTIGUA, Guatemala — The Cathedral of San Francisco in the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala, was first built by the Spanish in the 16th century, but it’s as alive today as a center of worship as it ever was.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in Manhattan, you know that city grids are a beautiful thing.
Television may lead us to believe archaeologists lead thrilling lives, crashing through ancient temples and uncovering dinosaur bones à la Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. In reality, their work is much more quiet and meticulous. Nevertheless, each new discovery — such as the newly unearthed Maya ruins in northern Guatemala — is still exciting.
Last week’s article on the recently announced Maya Museum in Guatemala City raised some questions. What are the ethical considerations involved in opening a museum about an existing people’s cultural history?
While the initial news of the new Maya museum in Guatemala was greeted with blind optimism by the media, a preliminary investigation by Hyperallergic into the realities of the proposed museum raises some serious questions about the exclusion of indigenous voices from the museum, the proposed museum site, and whether the institution would further weaken the public national museum that already exists.