Tertulia Amelia Peláez 1/25/14

Tertulia Amelia Peláez
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
ameliaPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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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 Peláez: The Craft of Modernity.

Part one – Amelia’s Architectural Precedents – Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA
The integration of the built environment into the work of Amelia Pelaéz is evident. Rodriguez illustrates how three cultural streams syncretized and influenced twentieth century art in Cuba.

Part two – “Magnificent Femininity”: Critical Interpretations of Amelia Peláez del Casal – Ingrid W. Elliott, Ph.D.
Contemporary critics paid a great deal of attention to Peláez’s position as a female artist; particular consideration was given to the notion of “femininity” in relation to her painting. Elliott assesses the ways in which Peláez’s expression of craft and domesticity are in dialogue with these gendered interpretations of her work by her peers.

Part three – Finding Amelia: Excerpts from RUM & COKE – Carmen Peláez
The artist’s great-niece performs a staged reading of excerpts from her play RUM & COKE. After seeing a Peláez 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 Peláez, “Bandeja con frutas (Sandía) (Tray with Fruits [Watermelon]),” 1941
Private Collection, Coconut Grove © Amelia Pelaez Foundation. Photo credit: Sid Hoeltzell