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The Egyptian Museum opens Exhibition of Pre-Columbian Funerary Art

As an art collector, Tórtola Valencia gathered a number of Pre-Columbian objects that today form part of the Collection. Photo: EFE/ Andreu Dalmau.

BARCELONA.- Under the title Pre-Columbian Funerary
Art, the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona exhibits a series of pieces that are
representative of the main cultures present in the areas of Mesoamerica,
Centro-America and the Andes
, before the arrival of any Europeans and
the subsequent as well as abrupt culture upheaval that this entailed. At the
same time, the exhibition approaches the biographical profile of Carmen Tórtola
Valencia: cultured, multifaceted and singular artist whose creative work as a
dancer was inspired by her exotic feeling and by the mystery of ancient
civilizations. On view through 30 May 2010.