agosto 14, 2022

The textiles of La Malinche

The textiles of La Malinche Los textiles de La Malinche

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL| Work by Norberto Mojardín made of corn husks. (Photo/ El Comercio de Colorado)

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The CU Denver Experience Gallery presents “Malintzin: Unraveled and Rewoven.” This exhibition is presented as a partnership between the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), the Denver Art Museum (DAM), the Museum of the Americas, and CU Denver. The show is one of three exhibitions in honor of La Malinche, a controversial figure in Mexican history. The exhibition is free and open to the public until May 1, 2022.

Through textiles, the LCAC seeks to reinterpret the historical significance of La Malinche. “We represent the knowledge and power that Malintzin wielded and wove in his time. A woman who was considered a traitor is celebrated in this exhibition for who she truly was: an important historical figure who put her community before herself and gave birth to a nation of mixed Spanish and indigenous culture and heritage,” said Lilian Lara, sample curator.

With recyclable material

This exhibition showcases contemporary art, crafts, and designs made from recycled materials. Talented artist and designer Norberto “Beto” Mojardin created a corn husk dress. It is a one-of-a-kind design that represents Malintzin through fashion and culturally significant materials for indigenous Mexicans. Lara, curator of the exhibition, also shows several of her works as a textile designer.

Los textiles de La Malinche
Los textiles de La Malinche

Digital art

An interactive attraction completes the exhibition. This was created by Bryan Leister and his students at the CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM). They developed an app that includes a digitized visualization of Leslie Tillet’s tapestry “The Conquest of Mexico.” This digital application offers a modern interpretation of the 36-month campaign that Cortez executed in Mexico, between 1519 and 1521.

Malintzin: Unraveled and Rewoven

Through May 1, 2022

Tues, Thurs, Fri 4:30 – 7:30 p.m

Sat & Sun 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

CU Denver Experience Gallery

1025 13th Street

Denver, CO 80202


Becas para descendientes de familias latinas desplazadas de Denver
Los textiles de La Malinche

Malinalli on the Rocks

Through July 23, 2022

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m

Saturday 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Museo de las Américas

861 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO, 80204

Traitor, Survivor, Icon:
The Legacy of La Malinche 

Through May 8, 2022

Monday — Sunday 10 a.m – 9 p.m

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy

Denver, CO 80204