MAYA Lords of Time

The new traveling exhibition, Maya Lords of Time, explores the time-ordered universe through the Maya's intricate calendar systems and investigates how their history and culture followed a rhythym set by the motion of heavenly bodies. Learn the story of how divine kings used their control over the calendar and its grand public rituals to assert their power.

With award-winning interactives, numerous full-sized monumental replicas, and many Central American artifacts, visitors can trace the rise and fall of the Maya kingdoms and follow how ideas of time and the calendar changed before and after the Spanish conquest. This exhibition also explores how those long-standing beliefs can still be found in regions today.



Available starting in Fall 2013

Gallery Space

Approximately 4,000 square feet

Venue Period

12 weeks. Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests from borrowers.


Exhibition intractive elements (which include hardware, software, and element housing), approximately 50 artifacts from Penn Museum's collection, 3 large scale monumental replicas, graphics.

Public relations material will be provided prior to the opening of the exhibit.


To be arranged by the Penn Museum. Shipping costs will be pro-rated among all venues.


Covered by the Penn Museum.

Installation/ Deinstallation

Two couriers from Penn Museum will travel with exhibit to oversee install and deinstall. Borrowing venue must provide additional assistance.


Facility report must be submitted for review before approval of loan.

Borrowing institutions must complete incoming and outgoing condition reports.


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Maya 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania from Bluecadet on Vimeo.



3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000


Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED


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