Mis Pensamientos: Visions on Canvas
The Art of Maria Ibarra, a Rarámuri Descendant
November 4, 2017 – February 24, 2018
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is pleased to present its first fine arts exhibition with works by Maria Ibarra, a descendant of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people. These paintings represent the Rarámuri’s daily life, highlighting their unique culture and identity and their close relationship with their territory, the majestic mountains of southwest Chihuahua, Mexico.
Maria, whose paternal grandfather was Rarámuri, has worked with several art and cultural institutions in the community, including the El Paso Museum of Art. Through her art, she draws attention to the social issues faced by the Rarámuri, sharing her thoughts and giving the Rarámuri a voice to communicate to a wider audience.