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Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

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Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche coming to Albuquerque Museum June 2022.

On View June 11–September 4, 2022

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche examines the historical and cultural legacy of the Indigenous woman at the heart of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1519-1521). A controversial and enigmatic figure with a complicated life story, the woman known colloquially as Malinche played a central role in the major and minor transactions, negotiations, and conflicts between the Spanish and the Indigenous populations of Mexico. The Legacy of La Malinche establishes and examines her symbolic importance and the ways artists, scholars, activists, and everyday women have appropriated and used her as means of expression.

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche is organized by the Denver Art Museum. This exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Additional funding is provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, University of Denver: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine and CBS4.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Additional support is provided by the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts & Culture, the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, and from people like you.