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"The African Presence in Cuban Poetry and Painting," University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Lecture given as part of a conference on the relations between Christian and African religions and cultures in the Caribbean. Sponsored by the Department of Afro-American Studies and the Florida Endowment for the Humanities. June 1--3, 1978.

"Negrismo and Cuban Identity," lecture delivered as part of the seminar on Caribbean culture taught by Sir Philip Sherlock (Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida), Gainesville, FL. November 30, 1978.

"A Stylistic Approach to Contemporary Cuban Art," delivered at the First Congres of Dissident Cuban Intellectuals, Paris, France. April 10--12, 1979. Also delivered at the Symposium on Cuban Art and Literature in honor of Enrique Labrador Ruiz, Florida International University, Miami, FL. November, 1979.

"Luminescence in Four Latin American Painters: Roberto Matta, Jesús Soto, Manabu Mabe and Rafael Soriano," delivered at the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL. February 5, 1981.

International observer at the Fifth San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphics, May, 1981. Delivered two talks in Spanish, one on Rolando Dirube, the other on Roberto Matta, at the Museum of Art and History, San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 17, 1981.

"Art Criticism in Latin America," (in Spanish) delivered at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and "The Sign as a Motif in Latin American Art," at Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic. April 25--30, 1983.

"Metaphor and Metonymy in the Languages of Visual Thining in the Western Hemisphere," presented at the 17th Congress and 36th General Assembly of the International Association of Art Critics, Caracas, Venezuela. September 18-24, 1983.

"Luminosity in the Art of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean," delivered at the 24th National Art Education Association Convention of the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA), Miami, FL. April 2, 1984.

"The Architectural Motif in Latin American Art," delivered as part of the Critics Lecture Series, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Other critics in the series were Eliza Rathbone, Sam Hunter, John Canaday, William Gerdts, Robert Hughes, and William Lieberman. April 18, 1985.

"The Dream in Contemporary Latin American Art," High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. August 8, 1985.

"Dream Imagery in Latin American Painting," Vizcaya Museum, Miami, FL. October 17, 1985.

"Contemporary Argentine Art" and panel discussion on art of Pérez Celis (in Spanish), Centro Cultural--la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. August 15 and 23, 1985.

"Cuban Cultural Life During Hemingway's Years There (1940-1960)," delivered at the conference on Hemingway's Vision of War and Reconciliation, Boise State University, Idaho. March 6, 1986.

"Torres-García and the Roots of Modernism," delivered at the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL. In conjunction with the Miami presentation of the international touring exhibition, Torres-García: Grid, Pattern, Sign. Lecture delivered September 21, 1986.

"Cuban Art and Artists in Miami," part of symposium on A Quarter Century of Cuban Exile Culture, Florida International University, Miami, FL. September 26, 1986.

"Recent Trends in Latin American Art," delivered at the Art Institute of Chicago. In conjunction with the exhibition Recent Latin American Drawings at the Art Institute. Lecture delivered
July 21 and 22, 1987.

"Cuban Art in Exile," Art Museum, Miami University, Oxford, OH. November 15, 1987.

"The Dream as Thought: An Approach to Latin American Oneiric Art," delivered at the Art Institute of Chicago. November 17, 1987.

"Latin American Art: An Historical Perspective," delivered at the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL as part of Dialogue, Latin America, a symposium held in conjunction with the Miami presentation of The Art of the Fantastic in its national tour. Lecture delivered on January 30, 1988.

"Cuban Art Outside the Island since 1960," delivered at the National Library, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. November 26, 1987.

"An Overview of Latin American Art," delivered at the Walter Hill Auditorium, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. co-sponsored by the Atlanta College of Arts, Atlanta International School, and Casa Cultural Iberoamericna. March 25, 1988.

"Hispanic Art in the United States," delivered at the Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. March 31, 1988.

"Abstract Reference in Latin American Visual Thought," delivered at the Art Institute of Chicago. Focuses on the works of Joaquín Torres-García, Roberto Matta, Rogelio Polesello, Fernando de Szyszlo, Ramiro Llona, Elena Presser, Hernán Dompé, Mario Bencomo, and Enrique Castro-Cid. Delivered twice, on April 8 & 9, 1988.

Gallery lecture on Hispanic artists of the United States, in conjunction with the ¡Mira! III exhibition, The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, June 12, 1988.

"The Infinite in Latin American Art," (in Spanish) delivered at the Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica, on August 23, 1988. Focusing on the work of: Joaquín Torres-García, Rogelio Polesello, Alejandro Aróstegui, Gunther Gerzso, Marta Minujín, Roberto Matta, Fernando de Szyszlo, Rafael Soriano and Enrique Castro-Cid.

Lecture on Hispanic artists residing in Miami, in conjunction with ¡Mira! III at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, Sept 10, 1988.

"The Art of Clarence Carter," in conjunction with the Clarence Holbrook Carter retrospective, delivered at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, Oct. 14, 1988.

Gallery talk, on Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba, at the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, October 19, 1988.

Participated in panel on Hispanic art in the United States and Latin American art, along with Inverna Lockpez, Liliana Porter and Rimer Cardillo, at the Museo del Barrio, New York City, in conjunction with the ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III, May 4, 1989.

"Participated in panel on "Hispanic Art in Perspective," Brooklyn Museum, June 18, 1989, with Luis Cancel, Shifra Goldman, Robert Storr, Susana Torruella Leval, Mary Jane Jacob and Nilda Peraza.

"Latin American Artists in South Florida," in conjunction with exhibition Latin American Artists of the Southeast Coastal Region, at the Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida, October 5, 1989.

"Representing the Infinite: Joaquín Torres-García, Roberto Matta, Enrique Castro-Cid, et al," The Art Institute of Chicago, January 9, 1990.

"The Importance of Representation in Latin American Art," (in Spanish), Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela, January 27, 1990.

"Forms and Transformations in Latin American Art," as part of Drawing: Three Symposia, March 15-17, 1990, sponsored by the University of Florida, the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, and Santa Fe Community College. Talk dealt with Wifredo Lam, Rafael Soriano, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Marta Minujín, Joaquín Torres-García, and Enrique Castro-Cid. Delivered at the Fine Arts Building Auditorium, University of Florida, March 16th.

Colloquium on painter and sculptor Oswaldo Vigas (in Spanish), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, with Gaston Diehl and Carlos Silva, Caracas, Venezuela, November 8, 1990.

"An Introduction to Modern Cuban Art," part of symposium Cuba: Pearl of the Caribbean, at University of South Florida/St. Petersburg, Florida, February 21, 1991.

"Architectural Images in Latin American Art," Institute of Maya Studies, Museum of Science, Miami, FL, March 20, 1991.

"Contemporary Cuban Art," part of symposium on The State of Hispanic Fine Arts, University of Chicago, May 8, 1991.

Lecture on Humberto Calzada, in conjunction with a retrospective of his paintings which I curated, at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, October 20, 1991.

Lecture on Humberto Calzada and Fernando de Szyszlo and their place in contemporary Latin American Art, North Miami Center for Contemporary Art, October 26, 1991.

"Tropes and Continuity: Cuban Visual Thinking since the 1920's," as part of lecture series A Coat of Many Colors: An Introduction to Cuban Culture, Manatee Community College, South Campus in Sarasota, FL, January 27, 1992.

"Contemporary Art of Central America and the Caribbean," Kennesaw College, Marietta, GA, April 2, 1992.

Lecture and workshop to Dade County middle school teachers on the visual arts in Miami, Florida International University, Miami, FL, August 3, 1992.

"Introduction to Latin American Visual Thinking," Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, April 8, 1993.

"Lo Latinoamericano en el arte latinoamericano," Universidad Católica, Guayaquil, Ecuador, August 16, 1993.

"Temporality in the sculptures and installations of Ronald González and María Brito," Symposium Revelations/Revelaciones, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 6-7, 1993.

"A View of the Infinite in Latin American Art," McGill University, Montréal, December 3, 1993.

"Temporality in the sculptures of Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Feb 27, 1994.

"The Latin American sensibility of Melquíades Rosario," at the Chase Manhattan Bank, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, March 5, 1994.

"`Teatralidad' y referencias multiples en el arte latinoamericano," Jorge Luís Borges Auditorium, National Library, Buenos Aires, June 14, 1994.

"Latin American Art in South Florida," Symposium Los Latinos sponsored by Florida Humanities Council for the Florida Center for Teachers, Eckerd College, June 29, 1994.

"Tropos y sueños: representaciones oníricas en el arte latinoamericano" and "Lo infinito en el arte latinoamericano," Circolo Italiano de Buenos Aires, sponsored by the Fundación Proscenio, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 8 & 10, 1995.

"Impact of Cuban Exodus since 1959 on Miami art scene," part of "Contemporary American and Latin American Art in Miami," a week-long conference sponsored by Sotheby's, New York. Talk delivered at the Wolfsonian Institution, Miami Beach, FL, October 20, 1995.

"Theatricality in Latin American Visual Art" and "The Process by Which Visual Works of Art Influence the Conception and Execution of Literary Works of Art," as part of one-week residency, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, October 13 & 15, 1997.

"Enclosures and the Infinite--Geometry, the Figure and Habitation--in Contemporary Latin American Sculpture," 17th International Sculpture Conference, International Sculpture Center, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, IL, May 10-23, 1998.

"El cuerpo como gesto y significación: un acercamiento a la fotografía de Elizabeth Cerejido," Corriente Alterna, Lima (Miraflores), Perú, September 9, 1998.

"Brooke Alfaro and His Place in Panamanian and Latin American Art," Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, September 19, 1998.

"Toward a Tropological Civilization in the Post-Multicultural Age," Creative Writing Plenary Address, Languaging 99 Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, March 3-7, 1999. Also delivered a talk on art criticism, focusing on Latin American art of the 20th century, and a solo poetry reading (see below).

"La imagen del espacio marginal: arte latinoamericano en Miami," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, in conjunction with the Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, 8 July 1999.

"Continuidad en el arte cubano del exilio," Cuba: Cultura y Exilio, National Association of Cuban-American Educators, Miami, October 7-9, 1999 (see section on published Essays).

"El Miami posible: hacia una conciencia bihemisférica," Segunda Bienal de Arte de Lima, Museo de Arte, Lima, Perú, Oct. 26, 1999.

"Agustín Fernández and Latin American Art," Aroca Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, January 25, 2001.

"Continuity in Cuban Visual Thinking," Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, March 16, 2001.

"An Overview of Cuban Painting and Sculpture, mid-1920's to the Present," Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, March 19, 2002.

Panel sobre “La Escultura,” con Melquíades Rosario Sastre, Dhara Rivera & Mariman Benítez, Puerto Rico Art Week, Viota Art Gallery, San Juan, P.R., Marzo 1, 2005.

“Cuban Cultural Survival in Exile: the Visual Arts,” lecture delivered at Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Stewart House, May 8, 2006, and also at ABRALIC Conference, State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, August 3, 2006.

Lecture on the work of Argentine painters, Marcelo Bordese and Miguel Ronsino, at the Fundación Alón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 14, 2006.

"Lo latinoamericano en el arte de Costa Rica" (What is Latin American about Costa Rican Art?), Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica, November 17, 2006.

“The Achievement of Olga de Amaral,” on the featured artist at the Women in Textile Art Biennial, San José, Costa Rica, September 10-15, 2006.

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