Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

“A Painter And Her Audience” by Antonia Eiriz Opening Reception at MDC

“A Painter And Her Audience” by Antonia Eiriz Opening Reception at MDCThursday, September 12, 7pm-9pm - Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

The walls of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) will be filled with artistic designs created by one of Cuba’s most famed painters, Antonia Eiriz. The lifetime retrospective exhibition, A Painter and Her Audience, curated by Michelle Weinberg, will open the College’s fall season on Friday. Eiriz (1929-1995) developed a highly-personal style as a painter, boldly addressing themes such as the machinations of power, propaganda, and human suffering in a manner suffused with wry metaphors, irony, and dark humor. Her work was admired by – and highly influential – to a generation of Cuban artists in the 1960s, leaving a profound imprint on her many students in Cuba. The exhibition will also include works by contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American artists whose remembrances and influences of Eiriz testify to the continued relevance of her contributions as a painter. On display through November 17, admission is free. Museum hours are Wednesdays – Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.