The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent — Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art Facebook page
History and mythology fans alike will love the new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art - The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico. This large-scale exhibit will be in Big D from July 29 until November 25, 2012, so summer and fall visitors need to put it on their must-see list of things to do! If you're a Mesoamerican buff, you already know that Quetzalcoatl, also known as the "Plumed Serpent," is thought to be the incarnation of the wind and rain spirits combined with the physical attributes of the quetzal bird and a serpent. This wonderful, large-scale exhibit is the first of its kind, and it features more than 150 objects (including turquoise mosaics, painted codices, textiles and gold), that show how this mythic legend came to be. The rare pieces come from both private collections and museums from Mexico, the U.S. and Europe. This one-of-a-kind exhibit is truly a feather in the DMA's already prominent cap, and 10Best recommends that visitors "flock" to it!
If you're in town on the third Friday of the month, check out this exhibit during the DMA's monthly "Late Nights" program, in which there are performers, live music, readings, tours and family activities.