About the Exhibition

Through the presentation of preparatory drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and photographs, this exhibition considers the significant role that artists of Cuban heritage have played in the history of public art in Miami.  The exhibition includes works by artists such as Jose Bedia, Manuel Carbonell, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Carlos Luna, Laura Luna, Rafael Consuegra, and Lydia Rubio, who, like the other artists in the show, have been shaped by their personal and familial experiences with Cuba, and the culture of South Florida. 
An assemblage of documentation gathered from twenty artists will be a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the depth of influence these individuals have imprinted upon Miami-Dade County.  Renowned art historian Dr. Carol Damian will be contributing an essay to the exhibition catalog.  With the generous cooperation of Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, the Miami-Dade Public Library System, artists, museums, and private collectors, the Saladrigas Gallery has gathered a significant selection of work related to Miami's public art by artists of Cuban heritage.  
Complete List of Artists
  • Mario Almaguer
  • Carlos Alves
  • Jose Bedia
  • Cundo Bermudez
  • Carlos Betancourt
  • Manuel Carbonell
  • Humberto Castro
  • Enrique Martinez Celaya
  • Rafael Consuegra
  • Ivan Toth Depena
  • Fernando Garcia
  • Florencio Gelabert Jr.
  • Pedro Hernandez
  • Silvia Lizama
  • Connie Lloveras
  • Tony Lopez
  • Carlos Luna
  • Laura Luna
  • Leonel Matheu
  • Antuan Rodriguez
  • Lydia Rubio
Dates and Programming
The exhibition is free and will be on view from Thursday, January 25, through Friday, March 8, 2024. A special program featuring Soprano Eglise Gutierrez will be presented on Thursday, February 29, at 7:30 p.m.  Click here to attend the event.   

Viewing hours are available by appointment.  Programming will provide extended hours and activities to increase the exhibition's access. 


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  • Photo of Sylvie San Juan

    Mrs. Sylvie San Juan 

    Department Chairperson & Gallery Director
    (786) 621-4079
  • Photo of Isidora Ulloa

    Ms. Isidora Ulloa 

    Ignatian Center for the Arts Administrative Assistant and Teacher
    (786) 621-4624

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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.