The 1968 Olympics: A Modern Design for the Ancient Games

Now on View through Oct. 28, 2018
Exhibit Case, Great Hall, Fourth Floor
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Mexico City was the site of the 1968 Summer Olympics. It was the first time a Latin American and Spanish-speaking country hosted the games. For the occasion, Olympic organizers chose American graphic designer Lance Wyman's proposal, which showcased Mexico's history and culture in a contemporary design.

The objects on display in The 1968 Olympics: A Modern Design for the Ancient Games are part of a large gift of Olympic souvenirs President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz of Mexico gave to President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.