Thursday, September 3, 2015

Review: ‘Made in the Americas’ explores globalism from way, way back

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Holland Cotter
A Peruvian textile from the late 17th or early 18th century, from "Made in the Americas" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Credit Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MASSACHUSETTS---One of the great gifts that multiculturalist thinking gave us was final freedom from the tyranny of purity. Simply put, that old ideal was revealed as an illusion. Wonderfully, the longer and closer we look, the richer the mix becomes. In “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” at the Museum of Fine Arts here, those hills encompass the Andes, the Appalachians, the Alps and Mount Fuji. [link]

Museum of Fine Arts: “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” (Ends February 15, 2016); Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA; (617) 267-9300; mfa.org