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Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Globalization in Ancient Costa Rican Arts

February 24 - October 8, 2006

Explore the rich artistic legacy of the ancient Costa Ricans in this exhibition of vessels and figures that helps us trace relationships between the peoples of Costa Rica and their neighbors north and south. In ancient Costa Rican cultures, these objects were used to teach about mythology, religion, and the environment. Today, they help archaeologists reconstruct ancient paths of trade and distribution, revealing that thousands of years ago Costa Rica was, in effect, already regionally "globalized." The exhibition is guest curated by Fred Lange, and archaeologist of Central American cultures.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously funded by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund. Fred Lange's residency at the museum was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To read the full press release, click here.