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Americas Society invites you to the exhibition opening of The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930. Over the course of a century of rapid urban growth, sociopolitical upheavals and cultural transitions reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America. Focusing on six capitals—Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile—The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930, presents the colonial city as a terrain shaped by Iberian urban regulations, and the republican city as an arena of negotiation of previously imposed and newly imported models, which were later challenged by waves of indigenous revivals. Photographs, prints, plans, and maps depict the urban impact of key societal and economic transformations, including the emergence of a bourgeois elite, and extensive infrastructure projects, rapid industrialization, and commercialization.
This exhibition, cocurated by Idurre Alonso and Maristella Casciato and organized by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, is also on view from September 2017 through January 2018 as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.
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