Miami Dade College’s Art Gallery System Presents Shutter: Selected Photography and Film from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
Miami, May 2, 2012 - The Miami Dade College (MDC) Art Gallery System will present Shutter:Selected Photography and Film from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection, at its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower. The exhibition opens Friday, May 18. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Featuring more than 40 works by influential artists including Anthony Goicolea, Luis Gispert, Felipe Dulzaides and Gladys Triana, Shutter exemplifies the broad history and transformative mediums of still photography and film within the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection. The prevalence of medium in still and moving images has redefined the history of collecting for the CINTAS Foundation and reflects the vision and multidisciplinary approach to the contemporary artists it supports.
The exhibition will remain on display through October 5, Tuesday – Friday from 12 noon – 5 pm.
About the CINTAS Fellowship Program
The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. The Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. CINTAS (1887-1957), the former Cuban ambassador to the United States, a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. In June of 2011, the CINTAS Foundation entered into an extended loan to MDC’s Art Gallery System (AGS) of the CINTAS Fellows Collection, comprised of nearly 300 pieces by artists of Cuban descent living outside Cuba who have received prestigious CINTAS Fellowships, awarded since 1963.
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live! Performing Arts Series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Prometeo Theatre, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, the Miami International Sculpture Park, a renowned art gallery system, several campus theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. It is also the home of the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower.
Shutter: Selected Photography and Film from the CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection
Friday, May 18, 3:00 PM - Friday, Oct. 5, 7:00 PM
- WHERE: The Freedom Tower at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd.
For more information about the CINTAS program at MDC, please contact Jessica Brodsky at 305-237-7722, or email@example.com.
For more information about the exhibition, please contact MDC’s Art Gallery System at 305-237-7700.
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