Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico 

When: Through Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (512) 471-7324
Email: info@blantonmuseum.org
Price: $5-$12
blantonmuseum.org/rotation/mapping-memory
Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous artists around 1580.

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