Art

Goodbye, Columbus

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In fact, by the end of the show, it's hard to say just what those parameters were--and what message the organizers intended to convey to viewers. In the end, it's best to ignore the politics and appreciate the art for its own sake--no matter who drew it or for what reason.

1598, 1848, 1898: Conquest and Consequences, through July 18 at the Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, 571-4401.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
Contact: Michael Paglia