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Ancient Mexico: Maya, Aztec, and Teotihuacan

February 6–May 6, 2024

Ancient Mexico: Maya, Aztec, and Teotihuacan

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Mexico’s ancient civilization flourished for a period of over 3,000 years, from the 15th-century BCE to the Spanish conquest of the 16th-century CE. This exhibition consists of some 140 myriad artifacts derived primarily from the Mayan, Aztecan, and Teotihuacan cultures. Located in a harsh natural environment plagued by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and droughts, these civilizations constructed magnificent monuments. And with their worship of universal deities and nature, and a unique worldview and formative beauty that emerged from the diverse environment, the cultures remain deeply captivating.

February 6–May 6, 2024
Opening Hours

10:00–17:00 (10:00–20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays).
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.


Mondays (except February 12, April 29, May 6) and February 13

Organized by

The National Museum of Art, Osaka, NHK Osaka Station, NHK Enterprises Osaka Branch Office, The Asahi Shimbun

With the sponsorship of

Nissha Co., Ltd.

With the cooperation of

Aeromexico, Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts

With the support of

Embassy of Mexico in Japan

With the co-planning and co-coordination of

Secretariat of Culture of Mexico, National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)


Adults University students High school students
2,100 (1,900) yen 1,300 (1,100) yen 900 (700) yen

・( )admission for groups of more than 20 people.

・Admission free for Children up to Junior high school students (proof required).

・Students must present their student ID cards.

・Admission free for visitors with disabilities and one attendant (proof required).

Tickets for this exhibition also include admission to collection exhibition.
The collection exhibition was closed.

Ancient Mexico: Maya, Aztec, and Teotihuacan

Publisher: NHK, NHK Promotion Inc., The Asahi Shinbun
2,800 yen (incl. tax)