20 February 11
Maria Brito is honored at the Frost Art Museum in Miami.
…..Your first encounter with Maria Brito’s show at the Frost Art Museum could be confusing. You may even wonder why it’s there. If so, you’ll please Brito, a rebel at heart who likes controversy. Celebrated Miami artist and FIU alumna, Brito traces her rebellious spirit to the long ago moment she concealed gold jewelry in clothes she wore on a Pedro Pan flight from Havana to Miami. Everyone knew that doing this risked terrible consequences, she recalls, but she couldn’t leave the jewelry, a small bracelet still in her possession, behind.
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