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Curator’s Tour: Patrick Martinez: American Memorial

August 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Amy Galpin for a tour of the current exhibition “Patrick Martinez: American Memorial,” which runs through September 10, 2017.

The act of mourning offers an opportunity to express pain and to demonstrate respect. In public, mourning can function as a political protest, a defiant act, and ultimately an expression of love. In Patrick Martinez’s paintings and neon work, memorials take myriad forms. His work gleans inspiration from varied aspects of popular culture such as roadside memorials and demonstrates a sensitivity toward current events. Born in 1980, Martinez lives and works in Los Angeles, California. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition at a museum.

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus, has free admission and is open year-round with works also on view nearby at The Alfond Inn.

No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub. The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions.

Additional exhibition-related events at the Museum:

Talk with Natishia June, Regional Organizer, ACLU of Northeast FL Regional Office
TUES, AUGUST 29 | 6 P.M.

Artist’s Talk w/Patrick Martinez

Image: Patrick Martinez (b. 1980), Los Angeles Flower Still Life, 2016, Ceramic, neon, and mixed media on panel with wall stucco, Collection of Paul Solomon, Image courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery


August 25, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cornell Fine Arts Museum
1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499 United States