Press Release

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — November 21, 2021 — NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present Margarita Cano from November 21 through February 13, 2022. 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.