NYT covers “Nueva York” show

September 17, 2010

The Times’ Edward Rothstein writes about Nueva York, 1613-1945, in which ALBA collaborated and for which James D. Fernández has curated an accompanying exhibit which opens today:

Instead of viewing the city and its past along an East-West axis and seeing its conflicts and culture through interactions with European-born colonizers and immigrants, the exhibition rotates our attention 90 degrees. We look along the North-South axis, toward Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. …  By the time we reach the show’s end, we see that even if there hadn’t been a demographic transformation, there is no way to understand the history of the city or the history of South America without the North-South axis.

More here.