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Hispanic Heritage Month: Dedication of Cortada exhibit in Hialeah library

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




















Xavier Cortada, "Red, White and Babalu," acrylic on canvas, 120" x 53", 1998 (on long-term exhibit at JFK Library, Hialeah, FL)

Xavier Cortada, “Red, White and Babalu,” acrylic on canvas, 120″ x 53″, 1998 (on long-term exhibit at JFK Library, Hialeah, FL)



To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Cortada will discuss his works at a presentation during the dedication of his long-term exhibit at the JFK Library in Hialeah, FL.


Thursday, October 15, 6pm

“Welcome Medusa: Confronting the challenges of acculturation” by Xavier Cortada and dedication of newly installed long-term exhibit at JFK Library of early works on Greek mythology and Cuban identity. Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence for Florida International University’s College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Arts and Society and the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.

For more information on all events, including those during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, please visit www.hialeahfl.gov/events.


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About the City of Hialeah

The City of Hialeah, incorporated in 1925, is the sixth largest municipality in Florida, serving over 233,000 residents living in approximately 20-square miles. Hialeah, located in NW Miami-Dade County, has a Hispanic population of over 94%. A working class community, Hialeah is viewed as an industrial city that continues to grow. “The City of Progress” as known to many, is home to many Cuban exiles. The City of Hialeah is a full service city offering quality and affordable services to residents of all ages and abilities. Hialeah is a vibrant, family oriented community marked by cultural heritage and traditions known for its myriad of mom and pop stores which productively compete against national retail and restaurant chains and franchises.


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October 15, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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JFK Public Library
190 W. 49th Street
Hialeah, 33012 United States
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