University of Miami students Diana Borras and Kurt Gessler discover sacred land hiding in plain sight at the heart of Miami’s business district. Carib tribal queen Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez has come to meet them at the Native American site known as the Miami Circle, and she’s ready to share her concerns about encroaching urban development.
University of Miami student Luz Estrella Cruz makes her way to the Third Horizon Film Festival at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Miami. She’s there to meet filmmakers Diana Peralta (De Lo Mio, 2019) and Michael Lees (Uncivilized, 2020), whose work she’s been researching. Interviewing them and watching their films, Cruz discovers the passion behind their stories and immerses herself in two diasporic experiences from the Caribbean.
University of Miami students Gretchell Cano and Luz Estrella Cruz explore the work of Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. They, along with the rest of the Miami Moves Me team, visit Duval-Carrié’s studio in the Little Haiti district. Listen to find out why the artist chose to call Miami home, and hear his views on how the Caribbean influences the city’s art and culture.
Maggie B. Maxwell plays the role of a domestic servant in the 2020 North Beach production of Miami Motel Stories. She introduces UM students Ben Vinarski and Reese McMichael to the realities of being Black in Miami, then and now.
In this prologue to our Fall 2020 Student Edition, University of Miami senior Melissa Huberman tells the story of Art in the Time of Corona—how the coronavirus pandemic has transformed our experience of art.
Meet fresh voices from Miami. With educators Giselle Heraux and Jahné King, we talk about art, storytelling, and the next generation of creative podcasters. Heraux and King will set the stage for each episode in our Fall 2020 Student Edition.
In 2014, the Soul Rebels brass band played a musical manifesto facing a monument to confederate leader Robert E. Lee in New Orleans. Artist william cordova shares the story.
An economic and political system that favors private ownership, capitalism has sparked some profoundly creative pushback. In abandoned bank buildings, failed urban development projects and public squares, we discover artists and their communities in the U.S., Western Europe, South America, and Greece taking on the challenge—as whistleblowers, catalysts, educators, moneymakers, evangelicals, and documentarians.
Creating Connections/Sparking Engagement, issue 4 of our Fresh Art International Research Guide, delves into the theme of social engagement.