Volume 47, Number 3 - September 21, 2009

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Cundo Bermúdez
Cundo Bermúdez

Legendary Cuban Artist Honored

By Marcia Delgado

Miami Dade College is paying tribute to legendary Cuban artist, Cundo Bermúdez, with an exhibition of his work at the historic Freedom Tower.

The exhibit titled Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermúdez into the 21st Century, opened Thursday, September 3 and runs through Saturday, November 7. 

The program showcases paintings and sculptures from the Cuban artist’s that dominate like a bright sunny day spotlighting the Cuban Master’s remarkable career.

“He was an artist who constantly re-invented himself,” said Ruth Grim the exhibit’s curator.

Born in Havana in 1914, Bermúdez was a leader of the new Cuban art movement of the 1940s and 1950s. He was a founding member of Cuba’s association of painters and sculptors. Bermúdez passed away in October of 2008 at his Westchester home in Miami-Dade County. He was 94.

Bermúdez has a history with Miami Dade College. One of his pieces, Profeta, was the official poster of the 2009 Miami International Film Festival.

The Freedom Tower exhibit ranges from his latest work and includes never seen before pieces.

Bermúdez techniques were profound and different like Homenaje A Magritte, a 1971 oil on canvas, the Tres Arlequines, a 1956 oil on canvas, or Los Danzoneros, a 1954 oil on canvas.

For more information, contact Miami Dade College’s Art Gallery System at 305-237-7186 or at galleries@mdc.edu

Freedom Tower gallery hours are: Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

WHAT: The exhibit titled Under a Brilliant Sun: Cundo Bermúdez into the 21st Century.
WHEN: Thursday, September 3 through Saturday, November 7.
WHERE: Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard.

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