Notes on Sugar: The Work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons


Notes on Sugar: The Work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons

On view at the christian-Green Gallery 1/25/18-5/5/18

Artist Talk: 2/2/18, 3 pm in the Gordon White Building

Opening Reception: 2/2/18, 5:30 pm in the Christian Green Gallery

Our first major exhibition project as a collective is the beginning of a two part exhibition series featuring the internationally significant Afro-Cuban artist, María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Campos-Pons is one of the most celebrated living artists to emerge from post-Revolutionary Cuba. For over three decades, Campos-Pons has explored questions of race, gender, class and memory within African and Latin American Diasporic communities in lyrical yet historically rooted photography, sculpture, video, and performance. Her work has been featured in the top-tier of art venues in the world, including the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, the Documenta art fair, and many more.

 The exhibition opens February 2nd at the John L. Warfield Center’s Christian-Green Gallery in Jester, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Notes on Sugar highlights the United States’ and Cuba’s roles in the transatlantic slave trade, the crumbling sugar trade in Cuba, and the socioeconomic and political impact on the descendants of enslaved Africans living on the island and in the United States. 

This exhibition was made possible by an incredibly generous group of supporters on and off campus, including: 

Center for Latin American Visual Studies

Department of Art and Art History, Department of the Chair

Center for Mexican American Studies

Center for the Study of Modernism

Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies 

Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Human Rights & the Arts Working Group


Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Academic Enrichment Fund- The Graduate School

Department of History

Latino Research Initiative

Native American & Indigenous Studies

Center for Asian American Studies

Department of Psychology

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies 

Black Diaspora Archive

Department of American Studies

Department of Anthropology

Department of English