New Methods Symposium at MOCA

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Black Crossroads: African Diaspora in Miami, at the Historical Musuem

February 22, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check this out! It’s opening on March 5, 2009. Click on the photo to link to the Museum’s webpage.

Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami

Blackk Crossroads, HMSF

On display March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010

Diverse groups of the African diaspora have come to settle, work and struggle for freedom in Miami since its incorporation in 1896 to the present day. In the process they have made significant political, economic and cultural contributions to the city. Black Crossroads: The African Diapsora in Miami explores the enduring presence and impact

of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribbeans and black Hispanics on Miami.

On display in this exhibition will be historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/video and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the over 100 history of black migrations to Miami.

SpeakOut with Staceyann Chin in Miami

January 9, 2009 § Leave a comment


JOIN us for a weeklong residency with nationally recognized Jamaican lesbian spoken word poet STACEYANN CHIN that includes workshops and an open mic for GLBT youth. Chin’s poetry is a bracing, no-holds-barred yet tender examination of her own life and the world around her that locates itself at the complex intersection of sexual, gender and racial identities. She co-wrote and performed in the Tony Award-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and presented her own one-woman shows Off-Broadway.

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museum job (new york)- el museo del barrio

September 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

Received this info and thought I should pass it along. It would be a great place to work, especially if you are interested in Latin American and Caribbean art.

Here’s the info:

Interested in working at El Museo? Please feel free to check out our job opportunities at

Also, if you are looking for an internship, El Museo del Barrio relies on the support from Interns for numerous programs, projects, and events throughout the year. Opportunities are available for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are considering careers in the arts, education, and museum profession. Positions offer rewarding and valuable learning experiences with chances to meet and interact with new people, and develop overall familiarity with El Museo’s collection and Latin American and Caribbean art and culture.

Go to:
Click on EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (on the left)
Then Click on INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER (on top right)

a rainbow of empanadas

August 21, 2008 § Leave a comment

Whenever I am in Miami, I go to Panizza almost every other day. It’s a great cozy Argentine place right off of Lincoln Road, and I love their empanadas. What’s great is that they don’t only offer the standard variety- chicken, beef, cheese- they also have caprese (tomato and mozzarella), spinach and ricotta, mushroom and cheese, and corn. Of course, for desert (or a sweet breakfast) they have facturas of all shapes, sizes, and flavors including ones filled with dulce de leche. Pair that with an espresso or cafe con leche and I am good to go (though, I prefer my facturas in the afternoon). They also have a full menu with a variety of other dishes and drinks including salads, pastas, wine and beer. I can’t help it, though, whenever I go, I order something from the case, which displays their empanadas and special pies, and while they are warming it up, I grab a basket full of facturas to take home.

While it’s great to go out and buy empanadas, I am sure it would be a lot more cost effective to make my own. I have made them before, but in searching for a new recipe, I came across this link which lists a rainbow of empanadas from many different country origins. I’ll keep you posted if I try any of the recipes.

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