Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art & Art History

First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari

Abstract

At the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair, the Peruvian government installed a multimedia display of objects and products in a foreign pavilion. An examination of the building and its contents provides a basis to understand how art and commerce work together to construct narratives of authenticity, nationalism and modernity.

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