Event | Discussion

Fridays on the Patio | Fighting Fascism: Archives, Curating, and the Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Friday, April 14, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

KJCC, 53 Washington Square S, NY 10012

Churros and chocolate will be served.

Dive into a student-led conversation between the undergraduate Art History Fine Arts Society and the graduate Museum Studies Student Organization with NYU Professor Miriam Basilio and Archivist Danielle Nista at the KJCC Patio about their Kimmel Windows Galleries exhibition, Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) From New York University Special Collections, Tamiment-Wagner Collections, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive, and how archives, curation, and public art can be a catalyst for reflection about the political situation today. The conversation will be followed by a tour of the exhibition, on view now at the Kimmel Windows (566 LaGuardia Place).

Miriam Basilio is an art historian and an NYU associate professor in Art History and Museum Studies. Her research interests include modern Spanish and Latin American art, the history of collecting and exhibitions of Latin American art in the United States, and art and political activism.

Fighting Fascism: Visual Culture of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) opened in the New York University Kimmel Windows Gallery on March 3rd and features a variety of rare archival material, including drawings, postcards, advertisements, and more. The exhibition, which is on view in 13 outdoor vitrines along La Guardia Place and West 3rd Street in Greenwich Village, highlights the stories of some of the 2,800 U.S. volunteers, including 22 NYU students, who served, and explores how visual materials influenced public opinion and rallied support for the Spanish Civil War.

Fridays on the Patio started in Fall 2021 as a space for community, conversation and food to share and enjoy. The programs are student-centered, but open to all.