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MDC Professor Pau-Llosa’s Art on Display at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art

Ricardo PauLlosa

Photo of Prof. Ricardo Pau-Llosa at home by Eric Nisly.

Miami, September 24, 2010 - Miami Dade College (MDC) English professor Ricardo Pau-Llosa, one of South Florida’s most prominent literary figures, is also widely regarded as an international authority on Latin American Modernist art. His poems, essays, books, and art exhibitions have been celebrated nationally and internationally. 

The University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art is currently featuring a major exhibition, Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art, consisting of 53 paintings and sculptures, and two videos. Pau-Llosa has been collecting the artworks over the course of 36 years.

The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color book that includes a moving essay by Pau-Llosa titled “Art and the Diasporic Imagination,” a discussion of several related themes, such as the emergence of the Latin American art scene in Miami and the role art played in his exile family’s struggles adapting to life in America.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Pau-Llosa recently published his seventh book, The Miami of the Poet, a combination of his poems inspired by South Florida paired with photographs by James Gersing. The book is the first in a series that will join poets and photographers to capture the spirit of different cities.   

Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art will remain on display at the Snite Museum of Art through Nov. 14.

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