Boca Raton strikes gold with exhibit ‘Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru’

Machu Picchu
Boca Raton Museum of Art

“Machu Pichu and the Golden Empires of Peru” is a rare exhibition kicking off its world tour here in South Florida on Oct. 16 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

The exhibition was announced Tuesday at the museum amid a festive atmosphere with Peruvian musicians, cuisine and visual artists along with officials including Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and Peruvian Consul in Miami Martha Lizarraga Picciotti.

It is the most amazing Andean gold collection that has ever traveled the world, according to the organizers. The exhibit includes a selection of 192 artifacts from royal tombs, including objects that belonged to noble Andean lords, never before seen out of Peru. One of the exhibition’s highlights is a fully intact gold attire that belonged to an emperor of the pre-Inca Chimu civilization that dates to 1300 AD.

The exhibition will span the entire museum (More in link).