UM’s Department of Art & Art History and Africana Studies Present: ‘Africa in Cuba’: A visual and film narrative

©Tomas Esson

©Tomas Esson


Art exhibition celebrates black history month

CORAL GABLES, FL (February 11, 2013) –The Cuban Art Project® The University of Miami’s Department of Art & Art History and Africana Studies under the leadership of Dr. Edmund Abaka, present ‘Africa in Cuba , an art and film exhibition celebrating Black History Month. The show, curated by international Cultural Curator Ludlow Bailey, will run from February 1, 2013 thru March 5, 2013 at the University’s College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive in Coral Gables. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A special opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 

The exhibition will include a series of lectures/panel discussions and will feature the works of Afro-Cuban artists, Tomas Esson, Armando Marino, Nicholas Guillien Landrian, Duwane Coates, Manuel Mendive, Lupe Lawrence and Africana Studies Professor, Patti Rose. This Afro-Cuban art show will represent the first of its kind in South Florida and will showcase the wide range of artistic expression by African descendant people from Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Diaspora. The exhibition will also include the Cuban documentary photography of Africana Studies Professor Patti Rose. ‘Africa in Cuba’ will also feature film screenings by Afro-Cuban film makers Nicholas Guillen, Sergio Geral and Gloria Rolando. These screenings will be accompanied with lectures by Alberto Jones of Afro-Cuba Web and Professor Julio Ramos. 

Ludlow Bailey has curated shows in Europe, The Caribbean and the United States. He is a lifelong student of Global Diaspora Affairs. He holds degrees from both Brown and Columbia Universities. He currently resides on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.


About the University of Miami’s Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts

Encompassing fields from history to poetry, philosophy to theatre, the humanities and the arts are essential tools for critical analysis, societal enrichment, and the pursuit of meaning and purpose in our lives. UM celebrates scholarship, research, community engagement, and creative expression in these vital disciplines with Taking Flight: The Year of the Humanities and the Arts. Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, this sweeping initiative features high-profile special events including presentations by renowned authors and scholars, and performances by guest artists. Taking Flight is sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation.

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