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GI-269688-20

Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO 80204-2788)
Victoria I. Lyall (Project Director: August 2019 to present)
Malinche as Metaphor Traveling Exhibition

Implementation of an exhibition on the legacy of Malinche (died, 1529), an indigenous Mexican Gulf Coast woman who was the explorer Hernando Cortés’ translator, cultural interpreter, and mistress during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire (1519–21).

The Denver Art Museum (DAM), in collaboration with the Fowler Museum at UCLA, will present a traveling exhibition, Malinche as Metaphor, including public programs, publication, and a symposium. Co-curated by the DAM’s curator of pre-Columbian art Victoria Lyall, Ph.D., chief curator of the Fowler Museum Matthew H. Robb, Ph.D., and independent scholar Terezita Romo, this interdisciplinary exhibition will debut at the DAM from November 15, 2020 to February 28, 2021, then travel to the Fowler Museum from April 4, 2021 to July 25, 2021. Malinche as Metaphor is the first comprehensive exploration of the historical and cultural legacy of an indigenous woman at the heart of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (1519–1521). Through historical and legal documents, scholarly and literary impressions, visual culture, and multi-media content, this exhibition traces Malinche’s continuing and contested legacy as a participant in the events of the Conquest.

Project fields:
Latin American History; Latin American Literature; Women's History

Program:
Exhibitions: Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 1/31/2023


GE-261136-18

Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO 80204-2788)
Victoria I. Lyall (Project Director: January 2018 to present)
Malinche as Metaphor Exhibition Planning

Planning of an exhibition on the historical and cultural legacy of Malinche (died, 1529), an indigenous Mexican Gulf Coast woman who was the explorer Hernando Cortés’ translator, cultural interpreter, and mistress during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire (1519–21).

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) requests a planning grant of $60,000 for Malinche as Metaphor, a traveling exhibition co-organized with the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Malinche as Metaphor examines the historical and cultural legacy of Malinche’s role in the events of the conquest of the Aztec empire, and the ways her image has been interpreted and appropriated through the centuries. Exhibition themes explore her role as an indigenous woman in the sixteenth century, interpreter and translator, national traitor, symbolic mother of a mixed race, and figure for the Chicano movement. This multi-media exhibition will be presented at three US venues, with an array of public programs and fully-illustrated catalog, all presented in English and Spanish, and informed by multi-disciplinary panels comprising humanities scholars, artists, authors, and theorists. Planning entails essential research, curatorial and advisory convenings, and up to three visitor focus groups.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Latin American Studies; Latino History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019