Dr. Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
|Books & Books and the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) continue the yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil.
Our series called CULTURAL CUP 2.0 will focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year.
Our third stop will be São Paulo the largest city of the Americas and Brazil's financial and cultural most important center. As a destination of successive waves of immigration, São Paulo became Brazil's most diverse city.
Keynote speaker Dr. Carol Damian, Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University will present an overview of how immigrants and their descendants contributed to make São Paulo an arts powerhouse.
Following Dr. Damian's presentation, Ms. Stella Holmes, president of The Brickellian, art curator and museum trustee, will introduce her documentary "West Encounters East". This film will debut on public television WPBT on Monday, May 6 at 9:00pm and Friday, May 10 at 10:00pm, explores the themes of immigration, alienation and assimilation through the works of Japanese Brazilian artists, descendants of a century-old diaspora.
Join us at an informal reception following the presentation at Books & Books patio.
About our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol Damian is Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History and the Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and received her MA in Pre-Columbian Art and her Ph. D. in Latin American History from the University of Miami. A specialist in Latin American and Caribbean Art, she teaches classes in Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Spanish and Contemporary Latin American Art, Modern Art surveys and Women in Art. Her most recent work has been with Latin American Women and the Cuban exile artists, for whom she has written numerous catalogs and articles. She is the author of The Virgin of the Andes: Art and Ritual in colonial Cuzco (Grassfield Press, 1995). She lectures frequently on Latin American and Caribbean art and has curated numerous exhibitions.
The Cultural Cup 2.0 BRASILIA is sponsored by The Brickellian and Ms. Stella Holmes, art curator, museum trustee and producer of the documentary "West Encounters East".