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Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red (Online Exhibit Spotlight) / Cochinilla: Cómo México Hizo que el Mundo Viera el Rojo (Exposición en Línea)

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Saturday, December 31, 2022 12am

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Sat., Dec. 31, 2022

Cochineal, a tiny insect found on certain species of Oaxacan cacti, was harvested for millennia by Indigenous peoples to dye fabrics a vibrant red color. But following the European invasion of the Americas in the sixteenth century, it became a widely coveted, globally traded commodity that transformed textiles and art, and made Mexico a center for technological innovation. Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red explores how this Indigenous technology changed the world, becoming an international symbol of power, while simultaneously disenfranchising its discoverers.

Cochinilla: Cómo México Hizo que el Mundo Viera el Rojo es una exposición bilingüe.

Gazette Classification: Art/Design, Diversity and Inclusion, Exhibitions, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Cost: Free
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