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Top Image: Margarita Cano, The Tumbler, 1997. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; gift of Isabel Hernandez in memory of Benjamin Holloway
Margarita Cano: 90 Years
On the occasion of her 90th year, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale celebrates the life and work of Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Margarita Cano.
This exhibition will be a testament to Cano’s remarkable life, a record of her transition from Cuba to America, and from scientist, to art services librarian, and finally, to a painter of dreams. This exhibition will encapsulate Cano’s multi-disciplinary practice as a self-taught artist, whose creativity has manifested through wondrous miniature books, votive portraits, landscapes paintings, prints and photographs.
Cano’s art is a portal into a celestial world, in which memories are transformed into sacred visions of life and loss. This exhibition is curated by NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater with Ariella Wolens, Bryant-Taylor Curator.
Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale, AutoNation, Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums.