The museum opens its latest, permanent exhibit, Visible Vault: Archaeological Treasures from Ancient Latin America, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of more than 700 artifacts from the Aztec, Maya, Inca and other ancient civilizations, including ceramic sculptures, carvings, pottery, drinking vessels, and even gold adornments. In conjunction, the museum hosts a Latin festival Sat., Jan. 24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) featuring a performance by Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz singer conguero Poncho Sanchez, a mask-making workshop and other family activities.

Fri., Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009

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