On July 21, 2012, exhibition co-curator Janet Catherine Berlo led a walk-through of Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia, addressing the Native American elements in Bedia's work. Berlo is an art historian who specializes in the indigenous arts of the Americas. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is a Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester.
Miami Art Museum bids farewell to beloved art collector and philanthropist Herbert Vogel, who previously donated 50 works of art to MAM as part of "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States" program. MAM extends its deepest sympathy to the Vogel family. Read more about Herbert Vogel here.
Image: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times.
On July 14, children and families participated in a stillness and movement workshop during Second Saturday’s are Free for Families at MAM. The day also included art-making and a family-friendly exhibition tour. For more information about upcoming family programs, visit the MAM event calendar.
On July 28, adults enjoyed interactive workshop facilitated by Priscilla Marrero and Carlota Pradera, professional dancers and choreographers, together with Gustavo Matamoros, sound artist. Participants explored the multiple possibilities of bodily movement and stillness, both at the level of the individual and as a human collective.
Thank You Letters to MAM
Students from Bob Graham Education Center recently participated in MAM in the Classroom and a school tour of the exhibition.
"A small gesture of our BIG appreciation. We all L.O.V.E absolutely everything about what your efforts bring...from the artist's visit to our classroom to the opportunity to come 'downtown' by bus to visit the museum and soak in all it offers. The kids and teachers and even the parent chaperones are talking about it still. I know you will convey our thanks to all involved. See you next year. Have a great summer."
- Bob Graham Education Center teacher
In conjunction with Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia, Robert Farris Thompson, Col. John Trumbull Professor, History of Art at Yale University discussed "The Grand Illuminator: The Art and World Impact of José Bedia." An acclaimed writer and lecturer, Professor Thompson has devoted his life to the study of music, dance and the art history of the Afro-Atlantic world.