Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces

Museo de las Americas

September 12, 2019 – February 1, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 12th from 6-9pm
  • Guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard
  • Featuring: Sierra Montoya Barela, Alma Trevizo, Ester Hernandez, Jolene Yazzie, Judy Miranda, Yreina Cervantez, Rose B. Simpson, Grace Gutierrez, Louis Trujillo, Jude Sanchez, and Ana Mendieta's Estate
  • In addition, items curated from the Museo's private collection by Collections Manager Laura Beacom will be on display
museoJoin Museo for the opening reception of the upcoming exhibition, Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. The altar is a focal point of both a physical and non-physical space for personalized ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By pairing contemporary artists alongside religious ofrendas, retablos, and other iconography from the museum’s collections, the exhibition illustrates the altar’s inherent transcendence of time and space. These new altars reject any singular context, operating as platforms of resistance through which altar-makers reinterpret traditional practices and reclaim power from mainstream institutions. This exhibition is combined with Museo’s private collection and 12 artists.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204