Calendar: FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico

Event Description

Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes Florida International University students and public to a conversation on how being a first-generation American in Miami in the 80s molded Teresita Fernández’s work. She will also discuss how she uses conceptual landscape to address and question notions of identity and belonging.

graphite and steel sculpture of a waterfall
Teresita Fernández. Drawn Waters (Borrowdale), 2009. Installation view: USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, 2009. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. Photo: Aaron Igler, Greenhouse Media

Elemental presents an unparalleled opportunity to experience over 50 works by one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists. This exhibition will introduce visitors to the artist’s expansive conceptual approach to landscape. Through large-scale sculptures, experiential installations, and mixed media works, Fernández brings to light relationships between elemental materials, nature, history, and the cultural, socio-political references tied to the perception of place. 

Advance Ticket Policy
Guests with advance reservations must check-in on the day of the event and pick up a wristband, which serves as an event ticket. Wristbands are available for pick-up beginning at 10am on the day of the event. Advance reservation wristbands are guaranteed until the published start time of the event, after which unclaimed seats will be distributed to those in a standby line.

Seating and Standby
Auditorium seating opens approximately 30 minutes before the event start time. Wristband-holding guests may line up beginning one hour before the published start time of the event. If there are no more advance ticket reservations available for an event, patrons may form a standby line beginning no earlier than one hour before the published start time of the event. A limited number of wristbands will be made available to guests waiting in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event.

Schedule 
10am | Wristbands may be picked up at Visitor Services Desk
10:30am | Standby line opens; wristband line opens 
11:00am | Auditorium seating opens; wristband line is seated
11:30am | Standby line is seated if space permits 
11:30am | Conversation begins