The painting The Three Graces by the great Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1639) 

The Three Graces have been regularly and famously depicted in classical and modern art, from Sandro Botticelli to Pablo Picasso.

The Greek mythological figures have been adapted to different portrayals, from reimagining them as three black athletic men (Kehinde Whiley, 2005), to Rozas’ Quinchamalí women, the Three Graces have evolved from mythological gracious figures, which themselves represent the ideas of beauty and grace popular in Ancient Greece, to represent different ideas of beauty and virtues that appear through time.

In the Chilean town of Quinchamalí, their heritage is transmitted through their unique black clay pottery

Publications related to women’s and maternal health with Wixárika communities by the author of this exhibition


Gamlin, Jennie B. (2013)
Shame as a barrier to health seeking among indigenous Huichol migrant labourers: An interpretive approach of the “violence continuum” and “authoritative knowledge”
Social Science and Medicine 97 75-81

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2023)
Wixárika Practices of Medical Syncretism: An Ontological Proposal for Health in the Anthropocene
Medical Anthropology Theory 10 (2) 1-26

Gamlin, Jennie B. (2020)
“You see, we women, we can’t talk, we can’t have an opinion…”. The coloniality of gender and childbirth practices in Indigenous Wixárika families
Social Science and Medicine 252, 112912

Jennie Gamlin and David Osrin (2020)
Preventable infant deaths, lone births and lack of registration in Mexican indigenous communities: health care services and the afterlife of colonialism
Ethnicity and Health 25 (7)

Jennie Gamlin and Seth Holmes (2018)
Preventable perinatal deaths in indigenous Wixárika communities: an ethnographic study of pregnancy, childbirth and structural violence BMC
Pregnancy and Childbirth 18 (Article number 243) 2018

Gamlin, Jennie B. and Sarah J Hawkes (2015)
Pregnancy and birth in an Indigenous Huichol community: from structural violence to structural policy responses
Culture, health and sexuality 17 (1)