Ancient Art of the Americas

Most of the major ancient Mesoamerican cultures are represented in the Museum’s collections of Ancient Art of the Americas on the first floor of the Krannert Pavilion, including the Olmec and other civilizations of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, the Colima, and the Maya.

The Museum has fine examples of Peruvian stirrup-spout pottery from the Chavin, Moche, and Nazca cultures and gold and jade jewelry from Central America.