3 Jun 2017, 11am

Guided Tour: From the cult of metals to the transformation of heritage
Thelma Guerra y Adrián Balseca

In the context of Horamen, on Saturday, June 3 and July 15 at 11:30 am, 
a guided visit will be made through the collection of 
the Precolumbian Art Museum Casa del Alabado by Thelma Guerra Díaz, 
a specialist in pre-Columbian metallurgy, and the artist Adrián Balseca.

The tour will give an account of the metallurgical techniques of pre-Columbian 
Ecuador through the pieces of the permanent collection and from the reserve. 
Also, a guided tour and special activity for children between 7 and 13 years 
will be available.

Horamen is the third chapter of the Zarigüeya / Alabado Contemporáneo research 
and exhibition program, which explores andactivates the relationships between 
contemporary art and the Casa del Alabado Museum collection.

Balseca traces transformations and mutations related to pre-Columbian metallurgy. 
The artist explores the dynamics surrounding metal pieces, their exchanges, 
movements, territories and their static moments of fetishization, for example
in the adoption by the Banco Central of the Sol de Oro Tolita as its emblem.

Adrián Balseca (Quito, 1989) is a visual artist and graphic designer. He has 
participated in several collective and individual exhibitions and has received 
national and international awards.
Thelma Guerra Díaz has a degree in Education Sciences, History and Geography 
and History of Art and has a degree in art and archeology from the pre-Columbian 
period and has taught different courses and workshops 
on Pre-Columbian goldsmithery.

• Tour mediated by Thelma Guerra and Adrián Balseca
Dates: Saturdays June 3 and July 15, 2017
Hours: 11:30
** If you come with children between 7 and 13 years old, we have a tour and special activities for them.
*** We recommend to arrive with enough time to find parking, and take into account the new vehicular traffic
by the works in the square San Francisco and surroundings.

Adults: $ 4
Students with ID: $ 1.50
Children up to 12 years old: $ 1
Seniors: $ 1
Disabled children under 6 years: free admission
Address: Cuenca N1 - 41 between Rocafuerte and Bolivar
Phone: 02-2280940
For more information: investigacion@alabado.org