Forever Celia - Wordmark

Curated by
OMER PARDILLO CID

From October 20th, 2018
to March 31st, 2019


Dance through the decades to the sound of Celia Cruz’s inimitable voice, one immortal album at a time. Opening October 20th, 2018 at Miami’s new American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, the exhibit offers visitors a comprehensive look into the life of the uncontested Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, in the context of her journey as a Cuban exile, fashion trailblazer, and music icon. On exhibit through March 31st, 2019, the show features items from Celia’s trademark extravagant wardrobe, and never-before-seen artifacts culled from her personal collection. It offers the public unprecedented insight into both the private life, and public persona of the woman who will remain in our hearts.

From December 7th, 2018
to January 27th, 2019

Presenting Celia Cruz celebrates the many facets of Celia - the woman, the artist, the diva, the friend, and the mentor - through the lens of world-renowned photographer Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte, a longtime friend and collaborator.

Exhibit highlights include never-before-seen photographs, as well as anecdotes from their fifteen-year friendship. As vibrant and surprising as Celia herself, Presenting Celia Cruz is a poignant and glorious tribute to an extraordinary woman and legendary performer.

About
The Cuban

The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora is a culturally-specific museum of memory, dedicated to showcasing and documenting the history, culture, and contributions of the Cuban exile community through exhibitions and programming in the arts and the humanities.

American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora’s mission is to tell the story of the Cuban Diaspora, through the eyes of its greatest artists, thinkers, and creators. These artists, born outside or exiled from Cuba, have emerged in distant landscapes, and become some of the most important artists of our time. It is located in the heart of Miami, minutes from Little Havana, and aims to give this story a home away from homeland.