Victoria Lyall

Victoria Lyall


CCL Class of 2024


Denver Art Museum


Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas

Institution at time of Fellowship

Denver Art Museum

Victoria Isabel Lyall is the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas at the Denver Art Museum. Her exhibitions and publications focus on themes of translation, narrativity, and the continued resonance of Ancient American art for contemporary artists. She has curated or co-curated numerous projects including most recently, Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche and ReVisión: Art in the Americas. In 2021 she redesigned Denver’s Ancient Americas galleries. Prior to joining the Denver Art Museum, Lyall held positions at San Francisco State University and LACMA, where she served for ten years. Her publications include Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche (2022 ALAA Thoma Award for Exhibition Catalogue), ReVisión: A New Look at Art in the Americas, Murals of the Americas, Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl, and the forthcoming El Mar Caribe: An American Mediterranean.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lyall grew up in Miami. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA, an M.A. from Tulane University, and a B.A. in Anthropology and History of Art from Yale University.

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