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Santa Barraza (Chicana, born 1951), La Malinche, 1991

Artist Talk with Santa Barraza

Oct 25, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

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Join us for an artist talk with Kingsville, Texas-based artist Santa Barraza. Barraza’s artwork emphasizes the female visual manifestation and archetypes of the identity and hybridization of a people at the borderlands. Doña Marina—Malinche, experienced this actuality during the encounter, invasion, and conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards in 1519. Historically she has been denoted not only as a traitor, but also as the mother of mestizaje (hybridization), the blending of the European and American Indigenous. The artwork reflects the strength and perseverance of women at the borderlands as they attempt to survive culturally, spiritually, and historically in an environment of contradictions. 

Barraza's artwork will be on view in the Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche exhibition.

1 CPE/GT for Educators. To obtain your certificate please register, attend the lecture, and email Sarah Chavarria at sarah.chavarria@samuseum.org.

San Antonio Museum of Art (john_s_auditorium)

In-Person registration for this lecture is SOLD OUT. To participate please register for virtual attendance.

Join us for an artist talk with Kingsville, Texas-based artist Santa Barraza. Barraza’s artwork emphasizes the female visual manifestation and archetypes of the identity and hybridization of a people at the borderlands. Doña Marina—Malinche, experienced this actuality during the encounter, invasion, and conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards in 1519. Historically she has been denoted not only as a traitor, but also as the mother of mestizaje (hybridization), the blending of the European and American Indigenous. The artwork reflects the strength and perseverance of women at the borderlands as they attempt to survive culturally, spiritually, and historically in an environment of contradictions. 

Barraza's artwork will be on view in the Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche exhibition.

1 CPE/GT for Educators. To obtain your certificate please register, attend the lecture, and email Sarah Chavarria at sarah.chavarria@samuseum.org.

Santa Barraza (Chicana, born 1951), La Malinche, 1991. Oil paint on metal; 9 x 8 in. Private collection, Pittsburgh, PA. © Santa Barraza.

Lectures and Artist Conversations are made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.  

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