A Ritual Exchange Between Humans & The Divine; Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces, Sept. 12 to Feb. 1st

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“This exhibition emphasizes the altar as 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.” Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard, Curators

Museo logoMuseo de las Americas, is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces.

Seven local artists construct altars combining their own work with Museo’s collection objects in a demonstration of 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 to reclaim power and agency from mainstream institutions. In addition, five nationally recognized artists share their vision of the altar in myriad mediums and styles.

Photo by Latin LIfe Denver Media

Photo by Latin Life Denver Media

Museo de las Americas is honored to exhibit Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard. Altar’d Continuum emphasizes the altar as both a physical and non-physical space for personalized ritual exchange between humans and the divine. The exhibition will be open from September 12, 2019 – February 1, 2020. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 6 – 9 PM. This opening event is free and open to the public.

There will be a local artist talk on September 17th from 6 – 8 PM, a drag performance by Louis Trujillo on October 4th at 7 PM, a kaleidoscope workshop with Eileen Richardson on November 21st from 6 – 8 PM.

Guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard,
Opening Reception

September 12, 2019 6-9 PM


Exhibition Programming

September 17th, 2019, ConnectArte – Artist Talk 6pm to 8pm

October 4th, 2019, First Friday Performance – 7pm

November 21st, 2019, ConnectArte – Artist Workshop 6pm to 8pm


Curators

Danielle N. Cunningham

Mary Grace Bernard

Curator of Museo’s Collection

Laura Beacom

Artists

Yreina Cervantez

Ester Hernandez

Judy Miranda

Louis Trujillo

Eileen Richardson

Grace Gutierrez

Alma Trevizo

Rose B. Simpson

Sierra Montoya Barela

Jolene Yazzie

Ana Mendieta

Xandra Ibarra (La Chica Boom)

About Museo de las Americas
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Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educate our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs. Museo has served the Denver community for 28 years through award-winning exhibitions, education programming, and special events.

Museum Hours

Sunday – Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Saturday: Noon-5 PM

Admission

Members: FREE

General: $8

Student, Senior, Military: $5

Children (under 13): FREE