Saint Louis Art Museum Presents Breathtaking Exhibition "Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea"

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SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, a breathtaking exhibition that showcases more than 90 works of Maya art, many shown for the first time in the United States. The works on view are from Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Guatemala and reveal the ancient Maya people’s powerful fascination with the seas around them. The exhibition is on view from February 13, 2011 to May 8, 2011 in the Main Exhibition Galleries at the Saint Louis Art Museum. “Fiery Pool marks the first traveling exhibition of Maya art to reach our halls,” said Matthew H. Robb, assistant curator of ancient American and Native American art. “This exhibition offers a dynamic new perspective on the art of the ancient Maya by including everything from monumental stone