“Designed by Richard Wilson, an artist on the HemisFair staff, the symbol shows the converging in the Western Hemisphere of migrations from both sides of the world. The blending of the cultures brought to this hemisphere during these migrations resulted in “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas,” the theme of the exposition” (El Abrazo, Nov. 1965)
Begin with the World
Move to the Western Hemisphere
Explore paths from the Old World to the New
A new way of life is established by the meeting and merging of the Old and the New.
The process is continuing -- A confluence of civilizations in the Americas.