The new exhibit in the Gallery at Green Library, Color Mulata, features paintings, documents and journals from the collection of Ramiro Casanas. The exhibit examines the often complex portrayal of the mulatta in Cuban popular culture. Popular culture, as seen through the exhibit, both affects and is affected by a history of slavery, as well as the historical emphasis on blood, color, and class in Cuban society.
The exhibit is curated by Vicki Silvera, Head of Special Collections at the FIU Libraries.
The Color Mulata exhibit will run February 13- March 28, 2004.