Coral Gables Museum And Spanish Consultate Honor Work of Juan Ramón Jiménez 10/27/11

Coral Gables Museum And Spanish Consultate Honor Work of Juan Ramón Jiménez
Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m.
The Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables.

The Coral Gables Museum and the Consulate of Spain have announced a special presentation in honor of Legendary Spanish Poet and Nobel Prize Winner, Juan Ramón Jiménez. The event, to take place in the Fewell Gallery of the Coral Gables Museum, will feature a presentation of the English version of Jiménez’s book Romances de Coral Gables by Ambassador Cristina Barrios, Consul General of Spain. The poems will be read in English and Spanish.

“Florida’s Spanish heritage dates back as early as 1513 with the arrival of Ponce de Leon,” commented Arva Moore-Parks, Acting Director of The Coral Gables Museum. “Coral Gables, in particular, enjoys a very strong connection with Spain that began with George Merrick’s dream of the City Beautiful as a place where the castles in Spain are made real. We are proud to be partnering with the Consulate of Spain for this presentation of Jiménez’s work as it celebrates Coral Gables and highlights the city’s connection with Spain.”

During the Special Presentation, Ambassador Barrios will be joined by renowned poets Maricel Mayor Marsan, writer and Chief Editor of Baquina Literary Magazine and Orlando Gonzalez Esteva, accomplished writer and literary critic. Mayor Marsan and Gonzalez Esteva will also be reading selections from the English version of Romances de Coral Gables.

Juan Ramón Jiménez was a Poet Laureate of Spain who resided in the City of Coral Gables. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1956, Jiménez was a celebrated Spanish Poet who is known as a leader of Modernistas, a group of Spanish poets that instigated a Spanish literary revival. Jiménez was also a professor of the University of Miami from 1939 to 1942.