Miami hosts "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World"

Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 9:40 AM EDT
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Miami hosts "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World"

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The Perez Art Museum Miami.

A survey of Caribbean art and history that debuted at three New York City museums two years ago has made its way to its perhaps more natural home in Miami.

"Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" opens Friday at Perez Art Museum Miami. The revised exhibit has more than 180 paintings, sculptures, photographs and art installations — including 50 works not shown in New York. It mixes historical artwork dating to Haiti's revolution with contemporary pieces by living artists from the islands and elsewhere.

Curator Elvis Fuentes has organized the exhibit by theme: the Caribbean's fluid environment, its economic importance, its complex relationship with Europe and the U.S. and its exoticism, a colonial legacy that its artists still face today.

"Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" runs at PAMM through Aug. 17.

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