Breakfast meeting to present the exhibition “Invisible emigrants"


On November 28, Thanksgiving Day, a breakfast meeting with several media outlets was held at the New York University headquarters in Madrid to present “Invisible emigrants: Spaniards in the U.S. (1868-1945)”, the new exhibition project organized by the Fundación Consejo España -EE.UU. with the collaboration of Madrid City Hall.

The exhibition will bring to the light the so far unknown history of Spanish emigration to the United States in the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century by means of a selection from the photography archive compiled over a decade by the exhibition curators, New York University professor James D. Fernández and Spanish journalist and filmmaker Luis Argeo, collected directly from family photo albums of hundreds of Spanish emigrant descendants.

Alongside the curators, the Secretary General of the Fundación, Manuel Mª Lejarreta, the Director General of Libraries, Archives and Museums of the Madrid City Hall, Emilio del Río, and one of the supporters of the exhibition, writer María Dueñas, participated in the presentation.

“Invisible emigrants”, which will run from January 23 to April 12, 2020 at the cultural center Conde Duque of Madrid, is sponsored by New York University and its foundation in Spain, Fundación Rey Juan Carlos I, Técnicas Reunidas, the United States Embassy in Spain, the Franklin Institute of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Navantia and Cosentino.

For further information about the research, visit the Facebook profile "Spanish Immigrants in the United States".