Dr. Myra Mendible, Professor in the Language and Literature department, Florida Gulf Coast University
(This lecture will be followed by a book signing with Dr. Mandible in the MOCA Shop of From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture, University of Texas Press, 2007).
Presented by MOCA’s Women on the Rise! program in partnership with Florida International University’s Women Studies Center
In celebration of October’s Hispanic Heritage Month, MOCA’s Women on the Rise!, education program in partnership with Florida International University’s (FIU) Women’s Studies Center, will present a special three-part lecture series titled Latina Women and the Body. The series will examine issues of Latina women and body image and will explore how representations of Latina women and girls in visual culture shape notions about their sexuality. All lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings at the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami.)
Known as the museum “where new art is discovered,” MOCA is internationally recognized as a force in defining new trends and directions in contemporary art. The museum originates most of its own exhibitions, presenting an exciting mix of both emerging and legendary artists.
Visitors from around the world are drawn to its permanent collection reflecting the most important developments in contemporary art. MOCA presents a continuous calendar of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts, and cutting edge performances. It has attracted nationwide attention for highly original education and outreach programs that make contemporary art accessible, understandable, and enjoyable to people of all ages.
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