This is the first North American exhibition devoted to the art of the Wari, the ancestors of the Inca who, between 600 and 1000, created a complex society that many today regard as ancient Peru’s first empire. This momentous exhibition explores the Wari’s artistic achievements through some 145 startlingly beautiful objects in all the major media in which they worked—polychrome ceramics, ornaments made of precious metals or colorful mosaics, sculpted wood and stone objects, and sumptuous woven garments that are among the finest ever made in the Andes, home of one of the world’s most accomplished textile traditions.

Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes