Miami Dade College’s (MDC)
Museum of Art + Design (MOAD)
and the CINTAS Foundation
announce the

50th Anniversary of its annual Fellowship Competition

and present

A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows Collection

openig Friday June 7, 6 pm

MDC Museum of Art + Design
Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fl 33133

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The Fellowship Competiton

 

Jose Rodeiro. Out on the Town. 2004, Oil on linen, 38 x 51 in. Cintas Fellows Collection. Gift of the artist.

Jillian Mayer, 2012 CINTAS Fellow in Visual Art. Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2012, Video Still. Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery.

This year’s competition is awarded in three categories: creative writing, visual arts and music composition. Marking its 50th year, the one-of-a-kind competition serves as a platform to promote and support visual artists, writers, architects and composers of Cuban decent from across the globe. All submission materials must be received by August 1, 2013. The winner of each category will receive a $10,000 award and the opportunity to complete the project outlined in his or her proposal.

Competition details and all program requirements and application forms can be found at www.cintasfoundation.org.

June 7 – September 21

Jose Rodeiro. Out on the Town. 2004, Oil on linen, 38 x 51 in. Cintas Fellows Collection. Gift of the artist.>

Jose Rodeiro. Out on the Town. 2004, Oil on linen, 38 x 51 in. Cintas Fellows Collection. Gift of the artist.>

A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows CollectionAs stewards of the prestigious CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection, the MDC Museum of Art + Design presents: A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows Collection. Featuring artworks by 10 artists, including José Mijares and Ernesto de la Vega Pujol, and compositions by CINTAS Music Composition Fellows Tania Leon and Orlando Jacinto Garcia, the exhibition explores the theoretical structure of Magical Realism; and is curated by MDC Museum of Art + Design Curatorial Intern – Natalie Fulgencio Perez. The exhibition opens Friday, June 7, with a public reception at 6 p.m.  The exhibition will be on view through September 21.

 “The depth and magnitude of artists and artworks within the prestigious CINTAS Foundation Fellows Collection continues to exemplify the contributions and impact that artists of Cuban decent have made over the past 50 years. The continuous rotations and exhibitions further the interpretation and reinterpretation of the collection, engaging audiences in new ways of seeing and experiencing the strength and verisimilitude of the work by the CINTAS Fellows.”  Jeremy Mikolajczak, Executive Director, MDC Museum & Galleries of Art + Design

For more information about the CINTAS program at MDC, please contact Jessica Brodsky at 305-237-7722, or jbrodsky@mdc.edu.

A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows Collection is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows Collection

June 7 – September 21, 2013
Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design

Opening Reception
Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.


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.

About MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design

MDC Museum of Art + Design is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, located within the historic MDC Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. With a mission to promote the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement, original works of art, design, and related creative processes; the Museum provides residents and visitors access to unique cultural, historical, and educational exhibitions that enrich our community, while building and preserving its expansive permanent art collection. Available to the public five days a week, and as an admission FREE institution with a diversity of patrons and visitors, the MDC Museum of Art + Design is one of the largest and most accessible institutions in the South Florida area devoted to visual arts and design.

 

Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

600 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

Wed - Sun: 12 – 5

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