One stark urban scene depicts a pockmarked Puerto Rican youth clad in leather with a cigarette dangling from his curled lip standing on a street corner while pompous civic types parade down the boulevard during Easter decked in their monkey suits and top hats.

You'll even find a picture of a movie house marquee touting the B-flick classic I Was A Teenage Frankenstein across from the mug of a Cuban revolutionary sporting a Stetson and sprouting more hair under his brim than you could pluck off a buffalo hide.

A portrayal of slaves by William Blake.
A portrayal of slaves by William Blake.

Location Info


University of Miami Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Category: Museums

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami


"The Changing Face of Art and Politics" Through April 24

"Rafael Soriano: Other Worlds Within, a Sixty Year Retrospective" Through March 27

"Frank Paulin: American Documentarian" Ongoing

Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-384-3535; Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

This gritty slice of Americana coupled with Soriano's luminous metaphysical musings and firebrand political art at Lowe are a good bet for anyone banking on an art trifecta that pays off in spades.

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I would encourage people to come and see this retrospective of Rafael Soriano's work. It will blow you away!!