Rafael Soriano opens at Frost Art Museum FIU: Kicks off Miami's Art Basel season

Miamians flocked to the opening at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University for Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, the unprecedented retrospective of the Cuban Master Rafael Soriano featuring more than ninety of his paintings and drawings (kicking off Miami’s Art Basel season, on view through Jan. 28). This national tour culminates in the artist’s hometown of Miami, where he created some of his most acclaimed works after seeking exile in the U.S. (featuring never-before-seen ephemera from the late artist’s studio that is still lovingly preserved in Miami after his recent passing in 2015). Art collectors, arts luminaries, community leaders and media were welcomed to the stellar opening reception by the museum’s Director, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy. “Soriano’s life and art fully blossomed here in Miami, the city where the artist and his family sought refuge in 1962. The ca