Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Artfully Aware with Cuban Painter Pedro Pablo Mendizabal

February 3rd, 2012
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location
New Orleans Museum of Art

Friday, February 3 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at New Orleans Museum of Art The exhibition which is hosted by Artfully Aware in partnership with NOMA, The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council and World Trade Center, aims to provide an opportunity for adults and children to share their stories with new and diverse audiences. The evening begins with a performance by the Mardi Gras Indian tribe, the Guardians of the Flame. Michael Watson, the musical director of Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, will play with a four-piece band, and the New Orleans Dance Collective will perform an inspiring dance piece based on unity. Visitors can interact with professional writers and artists from A Studio in the Woods, catch a literary reading organized by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, listen to original poetry and prose read by students from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, view photography that reflects the Sierra Club’s local environmental efforts, hear speakers from the Young Leadership Council and watch short films selected by FosterBear Films that explore the vital role of the arts in society.

The cost of this event is free with regular admissions. Prices range from: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, and military members; and $6 for ages 7-17. After checking out Artfully Aware, visitors can experience NOMA’s Where Y’Art, with live music, performance, theater, good food, children’s activities and, of course, great art!

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

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Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.