About Us

arte-antiguaArte Antigua is a brick-and-mortar gallery offering fine pre-Colombian art and artifacts of the ancient Americas.  Located in historic Oldtown Salinas, California Arte Antigua is only one short block from the National Steinbeck Center in the heart of the burgeoning arts district.

While Arte Antigua specializes in high quality ancient art from the shaft tomb cultures of west Mexico (Nayarit, Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco) we also have pieces from many other Mexican cultures and from other areas of Meso-America and Latin America including Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.

With an extensive network of connections with auction houses, dealers and collectors we are able to locate any ancient Meso-American art that a collector or institution may want.  If your interest is in Mayan, Olmec, Aztec, Chavin, Chorerra, Bahia, Inca, Jamacoaque, Manabi, Xochipala, Teotihuacan, Moche, Lambayeque, Nazca, Vicus, Chimu, Salinar, Mezcala, Vera Cruz or any other culture of the ancient Americas we can assist you in obtaining legally obtained art.

All pre-Columbian art offered by Arte Antigua is legally obtained and most pieces have outstanding provenance.  Arte Antigua fully guarantees both the authenticity and the description of each and every piece of ancient art it sells.