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MLK Dream works @ The Frost

January 10, 2012 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

MLK Dream works @ The Frost

Dream works:

Miami artist and FIU College of Architecture + The Arts | Office of Engaged Creativity Director Xavier Cortada will present “Dream, weave” in the MLK @ THE FROST exhibit at the FIU Frost Art Museum in Miami.  The piece contains an intereactive component (participants will help embroider a pillowcase with the artist’s dream: “The innocent shall be set free.”).  A second work, “Dream | Sheet,” asks visitors to express their own dreams for a more equal and just world.

Xavier Cortada, “(Study for) 1963: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.”, acrylic and mixed media on fabric, 48”x36”,2006.  Description: Study for The Markers project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (South Pole 2007).

Xavier Cortada, “Dream | Sheet,”   white sheet, paper, pencil, pins, 2012.(detail)

Dream | Sheet at Frost Art Museum -- Cortada's quote


On exhibit:

Cortada's "Dream, weave" at MLK @ The Frost (2012)

Xavier Cortada, “Dream, weave,” pillowcase, needle, thread, 2012.

Cortada will place a pillowcase (with the words “The innocent shall be set free.” written in pencil across it) on a pedestal.  Next to it will be needle and thread.  A small sign will read “Please help weave the dream.”  Museum visitors are encourage to pick up the pillowcase and help embroider the words during the course of the exhibit.

Click here to see Dream Weave video


Dr. Mathee's "Dream | Sheet" quote

Xavier Cortada, “Dream | Sheet,”   white sheet, paper, pencil, pins, 2012.

Cortada will drape a pedestal with a white sheet.  Above the sheet the artist will place a stack of paper, pins and a pencil.   A small sign  will read: “Please write your dream and pin it to the sheet.”


“Health Equity: A Lasting Legacy”
Curators: Professors Kalai Mathee and Marcia Magnus
FIU commemorates the 21st Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday with an explosion of events. To mark this major milestone, the 2012 MLK Committee (FIU Multicultural Programs and Services) joins hands with The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum to present a series of exhibits. Exhibition coordinated with the help of Ms. Jessica Lettsome. This event is made possible with generous support from Ms. Isabella Diaz.


January 10, 2012 @ 8:00 am
January 29, 2012 @ 5:00 pm


Dr. Kalai Mathee


Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th St
Miami, FL 33199
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