The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, announces the opening of Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic (Nov. 4 – Jan. 28), the unprecedented retrospective of the Cuban Master Rafael Soriano featuring more than ninety of his paintings and drawings. This national tour culminates in the artist’s hometown of Miami, where he created some of his most acclaimed works after seeking exile in the U.S. (featuring never-before-seen ephemera from the late artist’s studio that is still lovingly preserved in Miami after his recent passing in 2015).
“Soriano’s life and art fully blossomed here in Miami, the city where the artist and his family sought refuge in 1962. The cathedral-like spaces of our Grand Galleries emphasize the luminosity of his metaphysical works, allowing our visitors from all over the world to reflect on Soriano’s philosophy: where the intimate and the cosmic converge,» said Jordana Pomeroy, the Director of the Frost Art Museum FIU.