BOCA RATON, Florida – Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel located in the Andes mountains of Peru, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and now you can experience it in your own backyard.
The Boca Raton Art Museum is about to present its latest exhibition, “Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru,” Saturday.
The immersive museum experience will transport visitors to the Inca city of Machu Picchu with 192 stunning Andean artifacts in gold and silver, many of which are from royal tombs, some of which belonged to noble Andean lords who have never been seen in outside of Peru.
The collection is on loan from the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru, and the Museo de Sitio Manuel ChÃ¡vez BallÃ³n in Aguas Calientes, Peru.
After its first edition at the Boca Raton Museum, the exhibition will leave the United States for an international tour.
âIt is an honor to present Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru and to partner with such renowned cultural institutions to present this exhibition in the United States,â said Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. âWe look forward to showcasing South Florida and the world to the wonders of Machu Picchu and the power and beauty of the Inca civilization for what promises to be a memorable exhibit.â
The experience will also feature the very first Machu Picchu virtual reality expedition, recorded in 2020 with drone-VR technology during the unprecedented closure of the site during the pandemic. It was the first time in recent history that the âCity in the Skyâ was completely empty.
âWith this unprecedented experience, visitors will be confronted with history in a whole new way,â said Ron Tan, Executive Chairman and CEO of Cityneon Group. “We are delighted to bring to market this immersive exhibit allowing guests to experience the ancient cultures that lived in this awe-inspiring fortress 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes.”
A portion of each ticket sold will go to Inkaterra Association, a non-profit organization essential to the conservation of the Amazon forests, and the Ministry of Culture of Peru. For more information or to buy tickets, Click here.
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