“Underwater Gulf” at UM Faculty Show

University of Miami Faculty Show exhibits Cortada's "Underwater Gulf"

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami presents the recent works of its faculty artists. In celebration of the exhibition’s opening, there will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, October 8, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The exhibition includes “Underwater Gulf,” elevation markers that Cortada created and placed at city halls in four Gulf states – Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana – depicting their elevations above sea level. By doing this at the very place where city officials make decisions about municipal budgets, as well as land use, planning and zoning, Cortada made visible the threat that sea level rise poses to each city’s future tax base.

Learn more about “Underwater Gulf” at https://cortada.com/art2022/underwater/city-halls/gulf/

The Department of Art and Art History offers a wide range of media for the students to study and has been hiring faculty with the specific goal of creating a very diverse range of approaches to both the handling of materials and philosophies towards art-making; this faculty exhibition of full-time and part-time faculty will show that range of approaches.

The 2022 Faculty Exhibition will be on view until November 10, 2022, at the University of Miami Gallery located inside the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4, Miami, FL 33127. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by prior appointment. *Hours may be subject to change; please call (305) 284-3161 to confirm times. 

For more information and online offerings, please visit www.as.miami.edu/art or contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at m.cardoso1@miami.edu.