Juana Valdés: Embodied Memories, Ancestral Histories

Featured22oct(oct 22)11:00 am11feb(feb 11)5:00 pmJuana Valdés: Embodied Memories, Ancestral HistoriesSarasota Art Museum of Ringling College, 1001 S Tamiami Trail,Sarasota , FL 34236(October 22) 11:00 am - (February 11) 5:00 pm For 30 years, Juana Valdés (b. Cuba, 1963) has transformed ideas, thoughts, and feelings into works of art anchored in stories, many of which are inspired by her personal experiences. AreaSarasotaTypeArt,Museum,Ongoing,EducationCostFree For Members | $15 For Not-Yet-Members

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The exhibition title, Embodied Memories, Ancestral Histories, encompasses many concepts and complexities. Beginning with Un saco para el Viejo (A Coat for the Old Man, 1993), a suit made from burlap by her mother, the artist addresses her Caribbean identity and introduces two recurrent aspects in her work: her Cuban roots and her African ancestry. With this installation as the prologue, the story Valdés tells unravels as the visitor moves through the galleries and becomes acquainted with three main topics that are not necessarily exclusive: “The History of Migration,” “Representation and Subjectivity,” and “Materiality.”



October 22, 2023 11:00 am - February 11, 2024 5:00 pm


Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College, 1001 S Tamiami Trail,Sarasota , FL 34236

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Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College

Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.

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