Beginning Sept. 4, The Mission Historical Museum will present “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries,” an exhibition based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art’s international exhibition, and organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In Mexico, two civilizations have lived and fought across the land and within the soul of every individual. One civilization is native to the Americas. The other originated in Europe, but now is so firmly ensconced that it has become an elemental part of the Mexican character.

“Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” presents 3,000 years of Mexican culture and history. Photographs highlight stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from Colonial days, 19th-century portraits and landscapes and works on canvas and paper by 20th-century muralists. “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” enhances appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and its people.

The exhibition will be available to the public from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29.

For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact The Mission Historical Museum at (956) 580-8646.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.