Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Arte Cubano’ Panel Discussion, Film Screening Sept. 28

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The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting “Cuba: A Panel Discussion and Film Screening” to celebrate Cuban art and artists at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28.

The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

The evening will include a presentation of Cuban art and history by Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish language and culture, and Dr. Kimberly Louie, assistant professor of Spanish.

Discussion will also focus on the life and works of Afro-Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam followed by a screening of the documentary film “Buena Vista Social Club,” directed by Wim Wenders. The film follows the journey of Ry Cooder through Cuba on a quest to rediscover a group of musicians to tell their story, film their performances together and capture the music of the island.

The event is in conjunction with the “Arte Cubano” exhibition currently on display through Oct. 28. “Arte Cubano” highlights the diversity of Cuban art and artists, which occupies a unique aesthetic place in the contemporary art world.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.

Photo Caption: From left to right are Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish language and culture, and Dr. Kimberly Louie, assistant professor of Spanish.