Tertulia Amelia PelÃ¡ez
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Non-members $15, Members $5 (with promotion code) Price includes museum admission.
A tertulia is a literary or artistic gathering for the purpose of discussion, a sort of salon. We invite you to a three-part tertulia focused on the exhibition Amelia PelÃ¡ez: The Craft of Modernity.
Part one – Ameliaâ€™s Architectural Precedents – Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA
The integration of the built environment into the work of Amelia PelaÃ©z is evident. Rodriguez illustrates how three cultural streams syncretized and influenced twentieth century art in Cuba.
Part two â€“ â€œMagnificent Femininityâ€: Critical Interpretations of Amelia PelÃ¡ez del Casal â€“ Ingrid W. Elliott, Ph.D.
Contemporary critics paid a great deal of attention to PelÃ¡ezâ€™s position as a female artist; particular consideration was given to the notion of â€œfemininityâ€ in relation to her painting. Elliott assesses the ways in which PelÃ¡ezâ€™s expression of craft and domesticity are in dialogue with these gendered interpretations of her work by her peers.
Part three â€“ Finding Amelia: Excerpts from RUM & COKE – Carmen PelÃ¡ez
The artistâ€™s great-niece performs a staged reading of excerpts from her play RUM & COKE. After seeing a PelÃ¡ez painting in person for the first time, the protagonist decides to go to Cuba, hoping to discover what makes beautiful, beautiful.
Non-members $15, Members $5 (with promotion code)
Price includes museum admission.
Space is limited. Registration recommended
*Tickets are non-refundable. Unused tickets may be redeemed for museum admission
Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station / pamm.org/parking
Amelia PelÃ¡ez, “Bandeja con frutas (SandÃa) (Tray with Fruits [Watermelon]),” 1941
Private Collection, Coconut Grove Â© Amelia Pelaez Foundation. Photo credit: Sid Hoeltzell