About the Exhibition


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About the Exhibition

Embark on a journey through time and discover a culture that thrived in a mythic world.  Explore the world premiere exhibition, Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru! Behold the marvels of engineering that sheltered a truly spiritual civilization and the ornate riches they once cherished.  

This all-new, immersive museum experience will transport you to the jewel of the only cradle of civilization in the Southern Hemisphere, the Incan city of Machu Picchu. You will walk among a stunning selection of 192 artifacts from royal tombs that include spectacular objects that belonged to noble Andean lords. Here you will plunge into the Amazon rainforest and come face-to-face with one of the most impressive collections of gold treasures to ever tour the world.              

Rivaled only by Ancient Egypt in longevity and by the Roman Empire in engineering, Andean societies dominated a substantial segment of South America for over 3,000 years.  Nestled in a cloud forest, this great Inca Empire's enduring symbol of architectural prowess is protected by twin sacred mountains and is invisible from below. Further adding to its unrivaled beauty, the flourishing landscape of Machu Picchu has restored much of the original biodiversity that it enjoyed in Incan times through a recent reforestation initiative. In this dramatically staged expedition, the sounds of roaring jaguars, screaming macaws, and torrential rainfall are all around you as you unravel the mysteries of Andean cosmology and marvel at the sophistication of Andean artists.

Guided by Ai Apaec, a mythical Andean hero, visitors will gain a window into transformation through the forces of nature that result in his death and subsequent rebirth. In this world, nothing is fixed and beings can change from one form to another. Dive into this magical universe in Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru.

This world premiere exhibition opens in a limited run at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on October 16, 2021 before embarking on a multi-country, world-wide tour.

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Covid-19 Precautions

In consideration of your safety and the safety of our staff, the Museum has taken great care in adhering to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and precautions.  We will continue to update our policies based on health official guidance and our policies may change at any time.  

Timed-tickets are required to enter, as there is reduced capacity for this exhibition. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks.  Due to our ongoing commitment to cleanliness and sanitation, we have implemented a robust cleaning schedule throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations are easily available throughout the facility. Additionally, touch-free ticket scanning and payment methods are in place.  Physical distancing reminders and indicators will be present throughout the Museum to allow guests to distance themselves from other parties. Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru has been expanded to take the entire footprint of the museum.  This allows for additional distancing between priceless artifacts and key exhibits and will help to mitigate crowded spaces.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting the Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 



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