Last year, the FSU Museum of Fine Arts hosted Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde, curated by Segundo Fernandez, attorney, art collector and doctoral candidate in art history. This spring this major exhibition opened with festivities on January 21 in a second venue, the Coral Gables Museum in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The show will remain open through April 23.
Cuban Art in the 20th Century showcases a magnificent survey of Cuban art from the colonial era to contemporary times. With more than 100 works featured, the assemblage brings forth one of the largest art historical compendiums of Cuban art shown in the United States, offering new insights into the relationship between Cuban culture and the rest of the world. The exhibit is curated by Fernandez with contributions from Peter Weishar, Dean of the College of Fine Arts; Allys Palladino-Craig, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts; Juan Martínez, Professor Emeritus of FIU; and Ramón Cernuda, art collector and Director of Cernuda Arte.