Now on view in Spain! - Dec 14, 2007 through Mar 2, 2008
Nueva York y la Guerra Civil española, a Spanish-language version of Facing Fascism, is now on view at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The exhibition lines the walls surrounding the courtyard of a 16th-century building, the Colegio del Rey, in the historic town that is the birthplace of writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and home to one of the oldest universities in Spain.
The Museum and the Instituto Cervantes collaborated to bring Nueva York y la Guerra Civil española show to the Spanish audience. At the opening on the evening of December 14, Instituto Cervantes Director Carmen Caffarel thanked the Museum for "bringing us a new perspective on our own history," and Museum of the City of New York President and Director Susan Henshaw Jones said, "The exhibition brings forth the complexity of the times and the human connections between New York and Spain."
Learn more about Nueva York y la Guerra Civil española on the Instituto Cervantes website.
The Instituto Cervantes also translated and published the companion publication/catalog, edited by Peter N. Carroll and James D. Fernández, which features fourteen essays of new scholarship on the story of New York City’s interest and involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
Nueva York y la Guerra Civil española is a collaborative project of the Museum of the City of New York, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, the Tamiment Library at NYU, and the Instituto Cervantes. Funding for the exhibition in Spain comes from the Fundación Pablo Iglesias and the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales.
Instituto Cervantes, Calle de Libreros, 23 28001 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain
About: Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War
at the Museum of the City of New York
Mar 23, 2007 through Aug 12, 2007
"No men ever entered the earth more honorably than those who died in Spain," wrote Ernest Hemingway in 1939. Between the years of 1936-1939, an estimated 1,000 Americans, many from New York, died fighting to protect the elected government of the Spanish Republic against a rebellion led by General Francisco Franco and backed by Hitler and Mussolini. Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War examines the role that New Yorkers played in the conflict, as well as the political and social ideologies that motivated them to participate in activities ranging from rallying support, fundraising, and relief aid, to fighting--and sometimes dying--on the front lines in Spain. The stories of these New Yorkers will be told through photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons, and an array of personal and historical memorabilia.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same title, edited by Peter N. Carroll and James D. Fernandez, and co-published by New York University Press and the Museum of the City of New York (March 2007).
Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War is a collaborative project of the Museum of the City of New York, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, Instituto Cervantes New York, and Tamiment Library, NYU. Lead funding comes from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., with additional generous support from the Fundacion Pablo Iglesias.
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