¡Sí Cuba! is a collaborative venture between museums, universities, galleries, and other arts organizations across New Orleans. Organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University and the New Orleans Museum of Art, the project is anchored by Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba, a joint exhibition opening at both venues on January 16.
I am a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois where I received a B.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education and History. I am currently in my 2nd year pursuing a Master's Degree in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto. I also studied at the University of Havana as an exchange student. I have lived and traveled throughout the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe and India. I speak Spanish and semi fluent in French. I published an academic paper for the University of Toronto, Memory Conference in the Spring of 2009, Food Conjures Memory: Making Memory in the Museum. This past summer I completed an internship at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, LA. There I curated an online exhibit called The Culinary Legacy of Tremé and worked on various projects that encompass museum education, exhibit planning, fundraising and grant writing. Currently, I am acting as a research and communication consultant for an upcoming contemporary art exhibit called Si! Cuba Jan. 2010, New Orleans to be held at the NOMA, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and other museums/galleries. For my final year at U of T I will be working on a final exhibit project, Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization curated and developed by myself and two classmates supported by our program, SoFAB and eventually the McCord Museum in Montreal to be launched in April 30, 2010. As you see my interests are broad and are now including courses in conservation, collections management, visitor studies and interpretation. I plan on taking a holistic approach to my future endeavours in the art/cultural sector that encompasses my background and the world we live in.