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Malintzin: Unraveled and Rewoven, is an immersive journey that untangles one of Mexico’s most prolific and captivating icons. It opens March 31, 2022 with a reception at the CU Denver Experience Gallery (formerly the Next Stage Gallery), located at the DCPA, 1025 13th Street, Denver, CO 80202, from 5:00-7:00pm. 

Inspired by DAM’s “Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche,” this installation brings Denver-based artists Lilian Lara, Norbeto Mojardin, and CU Denver Professor Bryan Leister and his students to examine the polarizing figure that served as a bridge between the Aztec and Spanish empires. It loosens the threads of Malinche and reweaves them into a jungle of fabric foliage and textiles that reflects an evolving interpretation of her power as a woman caught in impossible situations.

This exhibition is presented as a partnership among the Latino Culture Arts Center (LCAC), CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media (CAM), and the Denver Art Museum; this exhibition is free
and open to the public through May 1, 2022.

"Clothing is such a powerful way to communicate who we are, what we stand for, and what our status is at a glance; That was true back then and it’s still true now. The clothing we wear definitely sends a signal of who we are and what we believe in, and so I wanted to create a show to illustrate that purpose," said Lilian Lara, the artist and curator from the LCAC. "The exhibition seeks to humanize Malintzin through textiles, helping viewers understand the ways in which their story can connect to hers."


Don't Miss Upcoming Tours with Lilian Lara


Curator-led Tour in English

April 27, 2022, 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Next Stage Gallery (CU Experience Gallery)


Curator-led Tour in Spanish

April 29, 2022, 6:00 - 6:30 PM

Next Stage Gallery (CU Experience Gallery)



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