The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

‘The Metropolis in Latin America 1830 – 1930’ is a touring exhibition produced by the Getty Research Institute that examines the urban transformations of Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile.

The Metropolis in Latin America 1830 – 1930 in NYC

Over the course of a century, 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 America1830–1930, 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.


Americas Society / Council of the Americas

680 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(at 68th St)
Upper East Side, Manhattan

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
March 22 – June 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7 – 9 pm
Monday, March 26 from 6 – 8 pm.


(6) to 68th St / Hunter College
(F) or (Q) to Lexington Ave/63rd St

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