January 27, 2014

Blog: PAMM Explores World of Amelia Peláez in Three-part Tertulia

More than 125 visitors enjoyed a three-part tertulia focused on the exhibition Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity

A tertulia is a literary or artistic gathering for the purpose of discussion, a sort of salon. In part one, Raul L. Rodriguez, AIA illustrated how three cultural streams syncretized and influenced twentieth century art in Cuba. Part two, led by Ingrid W. Elliott, Ph.D., assessed the ways in which Peláez’s expression of craft and domesticity are in dialogue with these gendered interpretations of her work by her peers. Ending the three-part tertulia, Carmen Peláez, the artist’s great-niece, performed a staged reading of excerpts from her play RUM & COKE.

Photos by Juan E. Cabrera


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