Marking the 500th anniversary of the fall of Tenochtitlan (now the site of Mexico City), this display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (12 December–1 May 2022) explores how Nahua scribes and artists managed to preserve Indigenous forms of knowledge under Spanish rule. It takes its title from the Nahua term mixpantli, or ‘banner of clouds’, which referred to the first omen of the Spanish conquest. Highlights of the more than 30 works on show include a facsimile set of 16th- and 17th-century maps; a companion exhibition, ‘Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes’, includes work by contemporary Mexican mapmakers who draw on Indigenous cartographical traditions. Find out more from LACMA’s website.
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