Art

New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art

In 1983, nine Cuban exile artists came together and exhibited their works in a show called "The Miami Generation." They didn't know it then, but despite the contrasts in their artistic styles and influences, that show at the now-defunct Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami would bind them together more than 30 years later.

Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale opened "The Miami Generation: Revisited" on July 12 with works presented from the earlier show and new pieces created over the years since. Three artists -- Fernando Garcia, Juan González, and Carlos Maciá -- have since passed away, but the remaining six -- Mario Bencomo, María Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, and César Trasobares -- are still, fortunately, full-time working artists.

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