Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces
Exhibition Opening Reception: September 12, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Museo de las Americas
Exhibition on display September 12, 2019 - February 1, 2020
Guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard, 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.