On view: September 6, 2023 through May 18, 2024
Americas Society presents El Dorado: Myths of Gold, a two-part exhibition that will bring together artworks ranging from the Pre-Hispanic period to the contemporary era, exploring the myth of El Dorado as a foundation narrative of the Americas. The exhibition will present artworks that challenge, reinforce, and question the continuity of the myth in the Americas until today. To accompany the show, Americas Society will present a series of public programs, including an academic symposium, and will publish a catalogue and a reader featuring texts by leading scholars about El Dorado.
Organized in collaboration with Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Museo Amparo in Puebla (Mexico).
In preparation for the exhibition, the three institutions co-organized a convening of scholars, conceptualized and moderated by Professor Edward J. Sullivan, from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022. The convening provided the groundwork for the development of the general concepts and themes for the show and it brought together 22 scholars throughout the Americas to discuss different ideas of El Dorado.
The exhibition is co-curated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Edward Sullivan, and Tie Jojima.