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Thomas Cole, The Architect's Dream, 1840, oil on canvas, 134.7 x 213.6 cm (Toledo Museum of Art)
Far from being neutral, museum are deeply rooted in a thicket of political, sociological, and ideological histories.

6. Looking at Art Museums







Paracas MFA
In Paracan culture, mummies were buried with lavish textiles and, offerings of food and jewelry to accompany the deceased into the afterlife.

Paracas Textiles: An Introduction



This mantle suggests that Paracas society may have been the first in the Andes to engage in avian-inspired ritual performance.

Paracas Supernatural Bird Mantle




The major works of Paracas artists are a pinnacle of Andean textile art and acknowledged as among the most accomplished fiber arts ever created.

Paracas, an introduction