Public Opening — Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche


Jun 11, 2022
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


The public is invited to the opening day of the exhibition Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche. Saturday, June 11, 1 – 5 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Curator’s introduction with Albuquerque Museum's Curator of Art Josie Lopez and Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas Victoria I. Lyall. Artists' comments to follow; with Delilah Montoya, Miguel Gandert, Vicente Telles, Brandon Maldonado, Jason Garcia, Santa Barraza, and Sandy Rodriguez.

Museum admission is free from 1 to 5 p.m.

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 used her story and image as means of expression. On view at Albuquerque Museum June 11–September 4, 2022



Public Opening — Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

Alfredo Ramos Martínez (Mexican, 1871–1946), La Malinche (Young Girl of Yalala, Oaxaca), 1940. Oil paint on canvas; 50 x 40 1/2 in. Phoenix Art Museum: Museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Mexican Art, 1979.86. © The Alfredo Ramos Martínez Research Project, reproduced by permission


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