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Smoking Mirrors

Oct 14, 2021 - Feb 26, 2022

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Smoking Mirrors: Visual Histories of Identity, Resistance and Resilience challenges viewers to bear witness and embrace the transformative power of the dualism of light meeting dark as represented by Indigenous North America’s resistance to European colonization. Inspired by the Nahuatl mythology of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, this exhibition curated by Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project at Museo de las Americas features paintings and three-dimensional works of art created by more than twenty of Colorado and New Mexico’s muralists and artists who narrativize histories of resistance and resili