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Cuban art exhibit opening reception attracts more than 1,200 visitors

Segundo J. Fernandez
Segundo J. Fernandez — a Tallahassee attorney, art collector and doctoral candidate in art history — is the guest curator of the exhibit.

More than 1,200 visitors flocked to Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts Friday, Feb. 12, to view the largest display of Cuban art shown in the United States in more than 70 years.

The exhibition, “Cuban Art in the 20th Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde,” features works of artists past and present, celebrating Cuban landscape, history, mythos and a rich and varied aesthetic that is as individual as each artist.

More than 100 works from private collections in Florida have been organized and assembled through the generosity of Director Ramón Cernuda and his staff at Cernuda Arte for MoFA’s exhibition.

Segundo J. Fernandez — a Tallahassee attorney, art collector and doctoral candidate in art history — is the guest curator of the exhibit. More than two years ago Fernandez proposed the exhibition and he, art historians Juan Martinez and Paul Niell, and the museum began work on Cuban Art in the 20th Century.

The exhibit was nothing short of a success. To see for yourself visit FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 27.

Cuban art show

Cuban art show

Cuban art show