Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian
Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian

In history, the arts, and popular culture, Mexico is at the heart of the Americas. An ancient cradle of American agriculture, literature, and technology, the cities of Mexico were the first to make Europeans marvel. Coveted for its territory and its natural and human resources, Mexico has been at the center of political and military contests that long predate the Spanish conquest of the 16th century. Objects, images, and sounds from Mexico's diverse peoples and landscapes permeate the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Over time and across borders, Mexico-whether seen through the prism of U.S. military history or contemporary indigenous arts-has become a land with many meanings. "Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian" showcases collections from across the institution that illustrate Mexico as a place of human, scientific, and historical wonder.

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Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian