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Teotihuacan exhibit at the de Young

February 25, 2018

I found out almost by accident the de Young museum in San Francisco was having an exhibit on Teotihuacan, an ancient Mesoamerican city that was the 6th largest in the world during its time (roughly the first half of the first millennium). Kate and I managed to catch it on its closing weekend, and I enjoyed learning a bit about the city, its time, and its culture.

While overall the exhibit was quite good, the one thing I wish they’d covered more of was the layout and structure of the city itself. They had drone footage video (naturally) and an overhead map, but I would have loved to have seen some architectural dioramas of the city as a whole as well as of the individual pyramids and important neighborhoods just to get more of a sense of the structure of life in the city. But since the exhibit was at an art museum, I guess it’s not too surprising that the exhibit focused on the city’s art instead of its architecture.

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