Inka Predecessors (April 5, 2022 –
June 5, 2022)
At the time of the Spanish arrival in the Americas (beginning with Columbus in 1492), the dominant civilization in the Andean regions of South America was that of the Inka, whose empire stretched from Ecuador to Chile. Prior to their ascent, the region was inhabited by numerous cultures, many of which are only now becoming better known. Drawing from the Museum’s own collections, this exhibit brings the material culture of these ancient peoples to the public, with many items exhibited for the first time.