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THE pre-Columbian ceramics were startling and wonderful. The range of color, form, expression, in such a large collection created a remarkable impression. You could see it in the faces of everyone going through the exhibit.

"Ancient West Mexico: Art of the Unknown Past" headlined this exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which ran through March. Jalisco, Colima, and Nayarit cultures, dating back two thousand years, were represented in the painted clay figures of individual men and women; in ceramic sculptures depicting family life, everyday activities, and important ceremonies; in beautifully and highly decorated bowls.

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July 26, 1999

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