Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

Miami MoCAAD/Lowe Museum Art Week Kick-Off

Miami MoCAAD/Lowe Museum Art Week Kick-OffSunday, December 1, 5pm-9pm – University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables

Conversation with artist, Juan Roberto Diago followed by festive reception. The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) and Lowe Museum will co-sponsor an Art Basel Week Kickoff reception with a conversation that features artist Juan Roberto Diago and Alejandro de la Fuente, curator and founding director, Harvard Afro-Latin American Research Institute. Erica Moiah James, University of Miami Caribbean Art History Professor will moderate the conversation.Diago: The Pasts of this Afro­ Cuban Present is the first retrospective of Juan Roberto Diago (b.1971). This exhibition, presented by University of Miami Lowe Art Museum and the Harvard University Hutchins Center for African & African American Research in collaboration with Miami MoCAAD, offers over two decades of uninterrupted work and traces Diago’s singular efforts to construct new pasts–the pasts required to explain the racial tensions of contemporary Cuba.