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<P>Tláloc vessel.</P>

Tláloc vessel.

The Aztecs, People of the Sun
MONTREAL, CANADA  •  Pointe-à-Callière  •  30 May - 25 October 2015
 

The Aztecs, People of the Sun.focus on the people who founded the fabulous city of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec Empire and the site where Mexico City was built after the Spanish Conquest in 1521. The exhibition showcases some 265 items from 16 Mexican museums, including the Templo Mayor Museum, an archaeological site museum like Pointe-à-Callière itself, and the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology.

Highlights include like the vessel representing Tlaloc, the rain god, tell us more about the Aztecs’ lifestyle and deities. This vase is considered one of the masterpieces of Aztec art, and shows the god with his typical “goggles” and fangs, in his usual blue colour. The pyramid shapes on his headdress are references to the mountains where the Aztecs believed Tlaloc stored the water that would later fall as rain.



cPointe-à-Callière Website


Contact: cPointe-à-Callière
Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal.
350, place Royale
Angle de la Commune
Vieux-Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3Y5
Canada
Tel: (1) 514 872-9150

Events in Classical Music

Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal: Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor
MONTREAL, CANADA  •  La Maison Symphonique de Montréal,  •  17 - 19 September 2015
 
Penderecki, Symphony on. 3 (Adagio)
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Rachmaninoff, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Ray Chen, violin


La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h

Contact: Maison symphonique de Montréal
1600 rue Saint-Urbain
Montreal (Quebec)
Tel: (1) 514 842-9951



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