Video Cassettes
Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico,#VC158
(18 minutes)
This comprehensive exhibition of Olmec art provided the opportunity to view the achievements of Mexico's earliest (1200 to 300 BC) and least-known civilization. Olmec objects were created in Mexico and Central America three thousand years ago, long before the great Maya, Teotihuacan, and Aztec civilizations. This program focuses on the twentieth-century discovery of powerful and dynamic Olmec art. Archival and new footage, shot on location, presents past and current archaeological finds at major Olmec sites in Mexico and shows some of the objects included in the National Gallery's exhibition.