This Must Be the Place: An Oral History Book Launch

Artists featured in Americas Society's exhibition talk about their artistic relationship with New York City as documented in the new book.


  • Liliana Porter, artist
  • Sylvia Palacios Whitman, artist
  • Nitza Tufiño, artist
  • Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of visual arts, Americas Society

Launching the book on the exhibition This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975artists featured in the show spoke with Curator Aimé Iglesias Lukin in an event at Americas Society

This Must Be the Place is the first book of its kind to present the stories of Latin American artists who migrated to New York City in the mid-sixties and shaped the cultural production of that era. Researchers and editors spoke about the importance of the book in documenting over 40 artists' processes in this period of time. Artist Nitza Tufiño told stories on how her work was perceived as a  Puerto Rican, as well as how immigrant communities came together in art production. Sylvia Palacios Whitman explained how her process unfolded after she came to New York in 1960.