Cuba Out of Cuba: Through the lens of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in collaboration with Tico Torres

Cuba Out of Cuba: Through the lens of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in collaboration with Tico Torres

Neil Vazquez

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Sept. 19-Aug. 30, 4 p.m. 2015
Few cities embody the American dream like Miami. For decades, Cubans seeking refuge have made Miami their own, leaving a lasting legacy enriched with culture from their homeland. A new exhibit at MDC Museum of Art + Design celebrates the nostalgia, success, and triumph of this singular immigrant experience. “Cuba Out of Cuba: Through the Lens of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte in Collaboration With Tico Torres” inaugurates the new Cultural Legacy Gallery, a permanent space dedicated to the impact of Cuban culture on South Florida and throughout the world, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). The exhibit features iconic photographs of Cuban figures living away from the island, from performers and designers to writers and artists. “Cuba Out of Cuba” was shot over the past 20 years in Miami, New York, London, Paris, Florence, Venice, and Los Angeles. The photos and keepsakes highlight the legacies of Celia Cruz, Bebo Valdés, Gloria Estefan, Cristina Saralegui, Andy Garcia, Cundo Bermudez, Nilo Cruz, and Paquito D’Rivera, among other Cubans who have culturally influenced generations. “Cuba Out of Cuba” will be on display through August 30, 2015. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 305-237-7700 or visit mdcmoad.org.

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