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Developed in collaboration with Maya community consultants, this exhibit provides a new way to understand the histories of the Maya Peoples and to honor past, present, and future Maya generations.
“Maya Peoples: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth,” is a collectively built exhibit that celebrates Maya continuity and the unbroken Maya spirit — whose languages, ceremonies, and connections to the land are founded on a common kinship.
Visit the Museum of Us to learn about Maya traditions and culture, and see the exhibit murals created by Maya community consultant Alicia María Siu. The mural’s design was driven by, and representative of, the Mayan community. The murals, titled K’AJLAY SUUM (Thread of Memory in K’iche’) and B’ATZ’AL Q’IJ (Thread of Time in K’iche’) respectively, represent the past, present, and future of the Maya Peoples.