Art Around The World


S. Mapp

S. Mapp owns a masterpiece!

Hello, Gators! Welcome back to our recurring feature about art around the world, showcasing the happenings in a world of creators. This week’s been full of beautiful artwork and efforts to share it to the world. From Puerto Rican digitalization to a new exhibit in the North Carolina Museum to a gallery showcasing the talent of the Middle East, here’s the run-down about art on this floating rock at this moment.

Award winning actor, and musician Lin Manuel Miranda has a new project in Puerto Rico. He’s teaming up with Google Arts and Culture to photograph and highlight pieces from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, and the Museo de Arte de Ponce. He’s working to make Puerto Rican art and culture more available for viewing. You can read more about his efforts here.  

The North Carolina Museum of Art has opened its Frida Khalo and Deigo Rivera exhibit. The exhibit focuses on the life and works of the Mexican couple. You may recognize Frida Khalo from her strong self portraits and fascinating presence in history, and her husband Rivera through his murals and cultural significance. Both people lived fascinating lives and created incredible art, and the NCMA wants to honor and showcase them for everyone to see. Mr. Mapp, who’s seen the exhibit in person, encouraged his students to check it out. He described it as “an amazing experience.” The exhibit is open until January 29th, so there’s plenty of time to schedule a visit and immerse yourself in their art! You can read more about the exhibit here. 

Finally, D.C. art exhibitions are focusing on Middle Eastern artists. The Middle Eastern Institute is holding an exhibition focusing on Arab artists and their works. The showcase hopes to stop the overshadowing of Arabic and other middle eastern artists in the community. The exhibit includes art from 18 faces, including Raeda Saadeh’s photography, Abdul Rahman Katanani’s sculpture work, and Katya Trabouls’s replica. Every artist featured has their own distinct style and work, so there’s something for everyone at the exhibit. Although it’s less possible to visit this in comparison to the other, you can read all about the underrepresented artists here and here. The gallery is on until November 23.

That’s it for this week’s feature. Read up on more next week–and stay creative!