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Norton Presents ¡Vista!: A Look at People and Cultures from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Featuring 9 New Virtual Programs

September 18, 2020 - October 12, 2020

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Starting Sept. 18, ¡Vista! will feature live presentations, film screenings, book and art discussions, and more

The Norton Museum of Art today announced plans for ¡Vista! (Sept. 18 – Oct. 12, 2020), an online series expanding on the concept of Hispanic Heritage Month through art, discussion, film, music, and dance. Honoring the people and cultures of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, ¡Vista! features digital events that celebrate South Florida’s diversity.

Vista is the latest expansion of the Norton’s robust #NortonFromHome virtual offerings, which include live performances, interviews with artists and curators, and at-home art activities. A complete calendar of events follows below, for more information please visit www.norton.org/vista. Registration is required for select events, and admission is free unless noted.

¡Vista! Calendar of events

  • BORNE BIZARRE starring Cherub Borne (Sept. 18 at 8:00 p.m.), a live virtual experience at Art After Dark x Norton From Home by the Latinx drag performer. BORNE BIZARRE will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artist behind Cherub Borne.
  • Teen Art Challenge: #LatinidadIsCancelled or is it? (Sept. 21 – 27), a photo and art challenge that invites teens to imagine a more inclusive Latinidad. Artworks should be submitted by Sept. 16.
  • Family Studio: José Bedia: A Sense of Place (Sept. 25 at 5:00 p.m.), a hands-on family arts program focused on Si Se Pudiera (1993), a work in the Norton’s collection by José Bedia.
  • Mini Book + Art (Sept. 29), a bilingual story time reading of Peruvian-American author Monica Brown’s Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina followed by a discussion of Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide’s photograph in the Norton’s collection, Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas (1979).
  • Who, Me? ¿Quien, Yo? (Oct. 3), a frank conversation about Latinidad, labels, and issues of race and identity among people from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Moderated by Gladys Ramirez, Norton’s Public Programs Manager 
  • Book + Art (Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m.), a book discussion on Puerto Rican author Jaquira Diaz’s Ordinary Girls: A Memoir followed by a talk on a related artwork in the Norton’s collection, Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ When I am not here/Estoy alla (1996).
  • Film + Talk: A Postcard to Nina (Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m.), a live virtual screening of A Postcard to Nina, a multi-lingual, multi-cultural glimpse at love, family, and friendship, followed by a Q&A discussion with the film’s director Ronald Baez and star Diana Garle.
  • Finale Performance by Tloke Nahuake (Oct. 12), a traditional ceremony featuring Aztec music and dance in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day filmed against the backdrop of the Norton Museum of Art.

¡Vista! is made possible by the generosity of Art Bridges.


September 18, 2020
October 12, 2020
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