Miami Dade College’s
MDC Museum of Art + Design presents

Fans Forever

Curated by Gustavo Orta

September 20 - November 2, 2012


Wifredo Lam

September 20 – November 2, 2012
Curated by Gustavo Orta, this unique exhibition features fans designed by prominent artists of Cuban descent. Fans Forever re-creates a 1943 exhibition of artist-designed fans auctioned off to raise funds for the Church of Santa María del Rosario, a jewel of Cuban Baroque architecture in Havana, Cuba. Notable artists who participated in the event included Wifredo Lam, René Portocarrero, Mario Carreño, Mariano Rodríguez, Carlos Enríquez, Cundo Bermúdez and Felipe Orlando.

Jose Bedia

Featuring 50 fans painted by some of the artists who exhibited in the historic occasion, along with fans by artists of later generations, Fans Forever commemorates the beauty freely expressed by Cuban artists in the 1940’s.

Mariano Rodriguez

Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.
RSVP at or 305-237-7700.

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

Parking is available at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Building 7, 500 N.E. Second Ave. Entrances to the parking garage are on N.E. Sixth and N.E. Fifth streets.

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m.

More Information:, 305-237-7700.

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