The Race, 1988
Handprinting and printed collage on paper
24.5 x 19.5 inches
Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience
Museum of Art + Design
Miami Dade College, Freedom Tower
September 13 – November 17, 2013
The walls of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) will be filled with artistic designs created by one of Cuba’s most famed painters, Antonia Eiriz. The lifetime retrospective exhibition, A Painter and Her Audience, opens Friday, September 13.
The exhibit, organized by the Museum and curated by Michelle Weinberg, a Miami-based artist and creative director at Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale, opens the fall season at the College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the public.
Antonia Eiriz: A Painter and Her Audience will also include works by contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American artists whose remembrances and influences of Eiriz testify to the continued relevance of her contributions as a painter. Among these are works by Luisa Basnuevo, José Adriano Buergo, Ana Albertina Delgado, Nereida García Ferraz, Guido Llinás, Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa, Sandra Ramos, Tomás Sánchez, and Gladys Triana.
A catalog with illustrations and texts by Janet Batet and Michelle Weinberg accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 17. Museum hours are Wednesdays – Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and private tours are available.
About MDC Museum of Art + Design
MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami. The mission of the Museum is to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art from within the College’s extensive permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Furthermore, the Museum presents year-round lectures, symposiums and art-related events to expose, educate and engage the greater public through related creative processes.
The MDC Museum of Art + Design provides its patrons and visitors access to unique cultural, historical and educational exhibitions that enrich the greater community while building and preserving an expansive permanent art collection. Miami Dade College has been collecting art since the 1960s. Over the years, the collection has grown to contain more than 1,600 works in all mediums and genres, specifically within the movements of minimalism, pop art of the ’60s and ’70s, conceptual art and contemporary Latin American art. The College and Museum actively acquire works by emerging and under-recognized artists, as well as major figures in modern, post-modern and contemporary art.