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Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display: Roberto Obregón Archive from the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00am — through
      Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00am


    • Friday, February 14, 2020 5:00pm to 7:00pm

      Closing Reception

  • Description

    Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display: Roberto Obregón Archive from the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection

    November 12, 2019 – February 14, 2020

    Curators: Jesús Fuenmayor, Kaira M. Cabañas
    Curatorial assistant: María Paula Varela

    Opening Reception | November 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

    The exhibition, which is curated by Jesús Fuenmayor and Kaira M. Cabañas, is Roberto Obregón’s (1946–2003) first solo exhibition at an arts institution in the United States. This late Venezuelan artist is a key figure of global conceptualism. The exhibition features over three hundred works from the artist’s extensive archive that is now part of the Carolina and Fernando Eseverri Collection in Caracas. Included are multiple drawings, paintings, sketches, collages, photographs, manipulated photocopies and other objects. Complementing the UG exhibition, an additional selection of Obregón’s innovative work will be on view at UF’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

    The UG exhibition travels to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, June 13–September 6, 2020.


    “Achroma vanitas, Animal image: Roberto Obregón and the Return of Nature in Venezuelan Art”
    HESCAH Lecture by Luis Pérez-Oramas
    November 14, 6 p.m., Harn Museum of Art

    “Artist as Researcher: Visualizing Knowledge in the Americas”
    Panel discussion with art historians Esther Gabara, Jennifer Josten, and Sérgio B. Martins.
    January 23, 6 p.m., Harn Museum of Art

    Public program sponsors include the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH), and UF’s International Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and the Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Sunday/Monday/Academic Holidays: CLOSED

    Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into parking lot behind FAC; the first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

  • Venue
    University Gallery
    400 SW 13th Street
    Fine Arts Building B (FAB)
    FL 32611
    (352) 273-3000
    University Gallery Website