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07 January – 12 January 2011
Palm Springs Art Museum

Lewis deSoto’s exhibition project, Ransom, utilized the museum’s Mesoamerican collection, commissioned videos, and historical sculptural elements to create a multi-nuanced environment that presents the dynamic relationship between victor and vanquished.

The project referenced Hernando de Soto’s defeat of the Incan empire in Peru under Francisco Pizarro’s command.