Down in the Islands
The past five centuries have been a roller coaster ride for Caribbean countries slavery, British imperialism, U.S. imperialism, wars of independence and emancipation, and all that fun stuff. But unless the History Channel airs a Historys Mysteries episode on a long lost slave colony, your best bet for an artful, educational look at the region is the exhibit Caribbean Collage. Straight from the University of Floridas George A. Smathers Libraries, the collage is just that, featuring photographs, drawings, diaries, and other documents from the British West Indies, Haiti, and Cuba. It s full of politics, business, and even a little vodou. Caribbean Collage is on display now through June 4 at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (101 W. Flagler St., Miami). Call 305-375-1657, or visit www.historical-museum.org.
March 24-June 4
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