The Irving Arts Center will Open Peruvian Gold in October

Posted by on Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:01am

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The Irving Arts Center has announced they will be opening Peruvian Gold, an exhibit on Ancient Treasures Unearthed, this October through December. They will be featuring this amazing collection of ancient silver and gold artifacts from royal tombs in Peru. Here is more of what to expect of this upcoming exhibit.

Info for Visiting

The exhibit will be featured from October 4th through December 31st. The cost of admission is $12 per person for the following groups:

  • Adults
  • Students
  • Military
  • COI employees
  • Art Connection & National Geographic members

Groups over 10 people will be $8 per person to get and student groups of 10 or more cost $5 per person to get in.

The exhibit’s hours will be:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am-5pm
  • Thursdays from 10am-8pm
  • Sundays from 1pm-5pm
  • Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

The exhibit will offer free tours if you’ve purchased an exhibit ticket. The tours are Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 1pm.

What to Expect

The exhibit will feature objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage including:

  • Ceremonial ornaments
  • Gold ceremonial and funerary masks
  • Textiles
  • Jewelry
  • Ceramics

El Tocado, the largest and most ornate headdress from pre-Columbian times ever found, will be on the display for the first time ever in the U.S. It dates back to the Middle Sican period A.D. 900-1100. It was found in 1991.

The artifacts that will be displayed came on loan from Sican National Museum, Museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and Larco Museum.   Since the National Geographic Society has a good relationship with the country of Peru through funding research grants, Peru is allowing the showcasing of these items.

Visitors can learn how these artifacts reflect the beliefs and culture of Peru. Be sure to come out on October 4th to hear Dr. Heibert’s lecture on the significance of the exhibit.

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