The ancient statue, a “key piece for investigations of Olmec iconography,” is being repatriated by the United States.
Did Diego Rivera Help Frida Kahlo Take Her Own Life?
So claims a grandson of Rivera in a new documentary, but scholars remain skeptical.
Immersing Myself in Helen Escobedo’s “Total Environments”
From an early inhabitable sculpture to an imaginary “Monument to the Taco,” Escobedo’s work moves and delights at Monterrey’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Contentious History of a Lost Cave House in Mexico City
The disappearance of “Casa Cueva,” a model of which is on view at the Noguchi Museum, pitted two great artists against each other in one of the most divisive episodes in Mexican contemporary art history.
Mexican Artists Take Over Rock Center For Day of the Dead
A catrina of Frida Kahlo, colorful alebrijes, and José Guadalupe Posada’s satirical skeletons are among the unmissable works on view.
Mayan Codex, Americas’ Oldest Surviving Book, Goes on View in LA
Dating to circa 1100 AD, the Mayan Codex is said to have been painted by a single artist, recording the movements of planet Venus over the course of 584 days.
Mexico Declares First Ancient Monument in a Decade
The 1,000-year-old Cañada de la Virgen ceremonial site will be protected from encroaching development.
Questions Remain Around Return of 50+ Ancient Artifacts to Mexico
Mexican officials said the objects were “voluntarily returned” by citizens from Austria, Canada, Switzerland, and the US, but have not provided further details.
The Very Expensive Dental Work of the Ancient Maya
The sealant used for gem-crusted ancient Maya teeth had medicinal properties that prevent tooth infections and decay, according to a new study.
The Unforgivable Whitewashing of Mexico City’s Food Stalls
The city’s colorful rótulos, signs hand-painted on the stands of street vendors, are being erased by a local government seemingly unaware that popular graphics are a critical part of Mexico’s patrimony.
Lourdes Grobet, Iconic Mexican Photographer of Lucha Libre, Dies at 81
Her decades-long devotion to the world of wrestling is all the more noteworthy considering that her father forbade her from attending matches as a child, deeming them an inappropriate pastime for women.
1,300-Year-Old Mayan Corn God Head Discovered in Mexico
The finding was part of an offering placed on a pond, thought to replicate the entrance to the underworld.