Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla

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February 14 - February 15, 2019

See Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla before it opens to the public!

Thursday, February 14 (10 am-8:30 pm)
Friday, February 15 (10 am-5 pm)
Tours offered at 10:30 am, noon, and 2 pm both days

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The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera. The exhibition traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended visits to Europe and travels to America, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she now lives and works. The exhibition title, Soy Isla (I Am an Island),​ serves as a personal metaphor for Sanchez's experience as an islander—connected to and disconnected from both the mainland and mainstream art currents.