Olmecs at the DeYoung Museum

6 May

Smiling Olmecs

What a great night to see historic ruins, Spanish fashion and dance cumbia till your feet hurt. I just saw the Colossal Olmecs exhibit at the DeYoung exhibit, which, to mark its closing weekend, had a  celebration featuring live music and dancing, followed by a DJ playing cumbia.

How nice it was to see a diverse group of people- old white hippies in puffy pants, young Latino families with small kids, 20 somethings of all hues, regular museum-goers and first-time attendees, all taking in the majesty of these colossal, intricate statues and carvings which were reflected in the faces of many in attendance. And yes, afterwards all of these people danced and celebrated together.   It was a great display of joy and unity.

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2 Responses to “Olmecs at the DeYoung Museum”

  1. Chantilly Patiño May 7, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Wow…envious! This is something I would absolutely love to see! 🙂

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