SocialMiami Arts Encounter: Cuban Art & Architecture

Sunday, February 26, 12-4:30 p.m.

Leopoldo Romañach, Muchacha Leopoldo Romañach, Muchacha, c. 1930; on view at Coral Gables Museum
courtesy of Cernuda Arte

Cirenaica Moreira, No soy yo, es mi cuerpo el que recuerda< (2003-2006) - courtesy of Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection at Lowe Art Museum Cirenaica Moreira, No soy yo, es mi cuerpo el que recuerda (2003-2006); on view at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
courtesy of Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection
SocialMiami kicks off its monthly series of cultural experiences curated by Arts Editor Margery Gordon, founder and director of the independent tour company Arts Encounters with an afternoon of Cuban art, architecture and cuisine. Our readers and guests are invited to join this intimate gathering at the Lowe Art Museum to explore the special shows Unconscious Thoughts Animate the World: Selections from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection and the just-opened Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity.

Meet Dr. Victor Deupi, newly appointed president of the CINTAS Foundation that supports creators of Cuban descent, for an introduction to Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections on the University of Miami campus where he teaches architectural history.

Taste traditional dishes from the island nation at Habana Vieja en route to the Coral Gables Museum, where the Cuban-American professor guides us through another exhibition he co-curated, Cuban Architects At Home and In Exile: The Modernist Generation, on the last day it’s displayed. This enlightening excursion culminates in a survey of more than 100 works, Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde.

Tickets are $40 including admission and guides at both museums (lunch paid separately). RSVPs are required by Thursday, February 23.

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

SocialMiami Arts Editor Margery Gordon is a freelance journalist, art critic, curator and educator who grew up amid the development of our visual art community and has been active in its continuing growth. A longtime contributor to the official Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, she has reported on cultural affairs for a range of magazines, newspapers and websites over more than twenty years. As the founder and director of Arts Encounters, Gordon conducts guided tours and informative programs for charitable organizations, businesses and connoisseurs at cultural venues throughout South Florida as well as group travel to dynamic destinations.

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