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January 17 – February 27, 2017
VISIONES E HISTORIAS: Maya Paintings from Guatemala
features colorful painting full of narrative detail. Maya painters Paula Nicho Cúmez and Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay complement one another, her work exploring the internal spiritual world and his work exploring the external Maya experience.
View images of the work on display here.
REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO: Bearing Witness
is a mid-career retrospective documenting performance works by an internationally-known Guatemalan artist and poet. She uses her body as a means for symbolic expression to challenge the inequalities and atrocities that have become commonplace across the globe. At times presenting unsettling topics, Galindo’s work challenges viewers to address issues of social justice, gender, race, politics, and identity.
This exhibition contains adult themes and graphic-violent content, nudity, and imagery not suitable for children or more sensitive viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
View a video discussing Galindo's work and the exhibition curated by Lia Newman, Director of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College in North Carolina here. Warning: This video contains adult themes and imagery that are not suitable for children. Viewer discretion is advised.
HUIPILES: Maya Identity and Identifier
explores the rich and unique weaving and embroidery practices of the Guatemalan Maya through traditional women’s blouses. Woven by women on back strap looms, the garments represent family and village identity throughout the central highlands region and embody a weaving tradition passed from mother to daughter.