In 1983, Miami’s former Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture presented the groundbreaking exhibition “The Miami Generation,” a pivotal moment in South Florida’s cultural history that brought together nine emerging artists from Miami’s Cuban exile community who were part of a first generation that received its artistic education in the U.S. Now, more than 30 years later, NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale picks up where this exhibition left off, with “The Miami Generation: Revisited,” a new exhibition featuring works created since 1983 by the original nine artists: Mario Bencomo, María Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando García, Juan González, Carlos Maciá, and César Trasobares. Works on view address the issues of exclusion, inclusion, and sexual identity politics that those in the original show explored, as well as demonstrate the variety of materials the artists use and how their styles and interests have evolved. The exhibition also highlights NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s strong commitment to Latin American Art, including a large collection of work by Cuban artists, and the Stanley and Pearl Goodman Latin American Art Research Center which will launch in 2015.
“The Miami Generation: Revisited” is organized by NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale and is curated by Jorge Santis, Curator and Head of Collection Research at NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. The exhibition is supported by Lead Sponsor the Hudson Family Foundation; additional support provided by Wells Fargo and the McDaniel, Siegel and Johnson Families in memory of Anna T. McDaniel.