2024 News

January 2024

Cortada wins National Academies’ Award; unveils mural at Temple Beth Sholom

  • National Academy of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine honor Cortada 
  • Temple Beth Sholom Celebrates Legacy with Cortadas Mural 
  • Princeton Taps Cortada to Explore Creative Approaches
  • Forecast Public Art: Why Public Artist are Critical Partners for Climate Resilience

February 2024

MDCPS Hall of Fame Inducts Cortada; Mayor Launches Elevation Sculptures in All County Parks 🛝

  • Cortada Inducted Into MDCPS Hall of Fame
  • Sculptures to Elevate Climate Dialogue in every County Park
  • Underwater Broward Initiative Takes Off 
  • Cortada Publishes UM Law Review Article “The Underwater” 
  • Eco-Art Innovation at Peabody Essex Museum: Upcycling to Preserve Biodiversity 

March 2024

Cortada unveils Underwater Bus; wins "Arts & Environment" Award 🚌

  • Cortada Unveils Underwater Bus in Broward County 
  • Yale Law School Lecture & Performance
  • Cortada Creates Collaborative Message Mural at CIES 2024
  • Cortada Selected as Inaugural Winner of the ‘Arts & Environment’ Award
  • Underwater Exibitions

April 2024

Xavier Cortada Inducted into Florida Artists Hall of Fame 🌟

  • Florida Artist Hall of Fame Taps Cortada
  • Cortada Delivers Harvard Radcliffe Dean’s Lecture in the Arts 
  • TED 2024 Discovery Session: “The Underwater – Climate Action Through Art” 

May 2024

Cortada named "Most Treasured Citizen" by WPLG 10 News 🗞️

  • Local 10 News Recognizes Cortada as a “2024 Most Treasured Citizen” 
  •  20 Years Ago: Painted Cuban Plane
  • Broward Partners with Cortada to Lead ‘Central County Climate Conservation’
  • Cortada Hosts U.S. State Dept. International Visitor Leadership Program
  • University of Miami Highlights Cotada’s Work at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute