"Nueva York" Turns Lens South to New York Hispanic Roots


NEW YORK (REUTERS).- A new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio turns an historic lens on New York’s north-south relations, highlighting its long and deep roots with the Spanish-speaking world. “Nueva York: 1613-1945,” which opens on September 17 and runs until early next year, depicts the city as a cultural crossroads for artists, intellectuals and revolutionary agitators from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. Hostile or amicable, New York’s Latin America ties fueled its rise as an economic power, according to the exhibit, enriching families such as the Guggenheims. “For most New Yorkers, the show’s surprise will be that New York’s extensive ties to the Spanish-speaking world do not begin after the Second World War, the period of massive Latin American immigration, but 300 years