A Finding Aid to the Margarita Cano Papers,
1982-1985
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.canomarg
Creators:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-
Dates:
1982-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository:
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists, an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and later to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
Margarita Cano's papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1983-1985. The collection primarily concerns the 1983 exhibition The Miami Generation, 9 Cuban-American Artists; an exhibition organized by The Cuban Museum of Art in Culture in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System for which Cano served as Project Director. Curated by Guilio V. Blanc, the exhibition included work by Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito-Avellana, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero, Fernando Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Carlos Macia, and Cesar Trasobares. The exhibition traveled to Meridian House International in Washington, DC and, later, to Philadelphia at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 1985. Found are two files of correspondence, exhibition planning and publicity files, a catalog, checklist, and photocopied news clippings. Most of the documents are photocopies. There is also one folder of slides and photographs of works of art in the exhibition.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series:
  • Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1983-1985 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Born in 1932 in Havana, Cuba, Margarita Cano began her studies at the University of Havana. She left Cuba in 1962 to settle in Miami and later became director of arts for the Miami-Dade County Public Library. The arts programs she initiated focused on the work of African-American and Cuban-American artists and eventually led to the establishment of a permanent collection at the library. An artist herself, Cano's artwork focuses on Cuban scenes painted on wood in a miniature style. In 1983 she served as project director for the exhibition The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists (La Generacion de Miami: Nueve Artistas Cubano Americanos), curated by Latin American curator and scholar, Guilio Blanc.

Administration
Processing Information
The Margarita Cano papers were processed by Rosa M. Fernandez, December, 1998. The finding aid was completed in 2000.
Author
Rosa M. Fernandez
Provenance
Margarita Cano donated her papers in 1997 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Use requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Margarita Cano papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Margarita Cano papers, 1982-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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