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Olmec Trails: Culture and Legacy

Sat, Jun 01 – Thu, Oct 31, 2024

425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

This new outdoor exhibit will feature hand-painted large-scale renditions of Olmec heads. These iconic Mesoamerican sculptures will be displayed throughout DuPage County in an expansive public art exhibition.

This ambitious exhibition provides access to the culture of Olmec civilization in a fresh and accessible way.

The exhibit will bring attention to the importance of public art, and muralism and showcase the immense talent and creativity of the 33 contemporary artists from across North America while paying tribute to the indigenous roots of Mexican heritage.Installed outdoors in several locations throughout DuPage County, including Forest Preserves, College of DuPage, and the Mayslake Estate, along with host cities, Olmec Trails will connect spectators to these one-of-a-kind works while providing healthy and enjoyable outdoor experiences with both physical and mental health benefits.

Hosted by: Mexican Cultural Center DuPage, in coordination with Meztli Mexico, and in partnership with the College of DuPage Public Art Project, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau

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