September 4, 2014
The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is pleased to present STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, a visual exploration of baseball through the varied perspectives of Cuban-born artists, September 11-December 7, 2014.
Arlés del Rio, Untitled from the series Esperando que caigan las cosas del cielo or Deporte nacional
(Hoping That Things Fall from the Sky or National Sport), 2012. Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection.
The exhibition, part of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series, features works by sixteen established and emerging artists: Jesoviel Abstengo-Chaviano, Alejandro Aguilera, Carlos Cárdenas, Yunier Hernández Figueroa, Duniesky Martín, Frank Ernesto Martínez González, Bernardo Navarro Tomas, Juan Padrón, Douglas Pérez Castro, Arlés del Rio, Perfecto Romero, Reynerio Tamayo, José Angel Toirac, Harold Vázquez Ley, Villalvilla, and Quisqueya Henríquez.
The exhibition is curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, director and curator of The 8th Floor in New York, and Elizabeth Peterson, director of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, with an exhibition essay by Orlando Hernández, a Havana-based curator. The original exhibition concept was the result of a long collaboration between Weingeist and Hernández that culminated in the summer of 2013 at The 8th Floor Gallery in New York.
“Baseball is today, without distinction of classes, age and sex,
the preferred diversion of all