When artist Glenn Kaino sought out the legendary Olympic runner Tommie Smith as a creative collaborator, he recognized the enduring value of art as a means to preserve a noble act. With Drawn Arms amplifies Smith’s courage, bringing history to reckon with our contemporary moment.
In this topical playlist, we meet four pioneering artists from three generations of feminist art. From the late Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019), who shocked the art world in 1975 by performing nude, unfurling a narrow roll of paper from her vagina, in the groundbreaking Interior Scroll, to millennial Allison Zuckerman (b. 1990), whose reappropriations of art historical tropes give rise to a bricolage of feminist figuration, each of the artists featured in this playlist takes on the patriarchal norms of the art world and society at large.
Three artists who break down walls and transgressing borders, question divisions between insiders and outsiders, us and them, self and other, to propose an alternative politics of radical inclusion.
Our new Learning Portal invites you to explore worlds of art and culture while you teach and learn from wherever you are, with resources created by educators and students.
Where Art Meets Activism, Issue 6 of our Research Guide, investigates the issues and ideas that inform curators and artists whose creative work aims for real and lasting change.
University fo Miami student podcaster Kris Kranz meets local writers behind the new book Making Good Time. Listen to hear true tales about how people get around in Miami and South Florida.
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.