From 2009-2011, the Center produced Insight Tracks an online video series in which UM humanities professors provided commentary on theater productions, museum exhibits, and other arts events in Miami-Dade County in collaboration with the arts organizations.
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Bruce Weber: Haiti/Little Haiti
Museum of Contemporary Art
November 19, 2010 - February 13, 2011
This exhibition includes approximately 75 photographs of Miami’s Haitian community from 2003 to the present by photographer Bruce Weber, as well as his film A Letter to True (filmed in Miami). Kate Ramsey (History) discusses the exhibit with Bonnie Clearwater (MOCA) and Alberto Ibargüen (John S. and James L. Knight Foundation).
The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Florida Grand Opera
January 26, 2011 - February 12, 2011
One of the best-loved French operas, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann brings the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann to life.
Suzanne Braswell (French) provides a commentary on the work and Henry Fonte and Michiko Kitayama-Skinner (Theatre Arts), discuss the FGO production with director Renaud Doucet and set and costume designer André Barbe.
The Radiant by Shirley Lauro
March 25, 2011 - April 17, 2011
The play dramatizes the tempestuous life of Marie Curie whose discovery and isolation of radium earned her two Nobel Prizes
and revolutionized science forever. Mihoko Suzuki (English) interviews Kathryn Tosney (Biology) about the significance of Curie’s achievements and playwright Shirley Lauro about her work.
Judy Chicago, Jewish Identity
Jewish Museum of Florida
September 8, 2009 - February 7, 2010
This retrospective exhibition of the career of Judy Chicago explores questions concerning Jewish identity and culture.
Paula Harper (Art History) provides commentary on Judy Chicago's career and discusses with the artist her current work.
Miami Light Project
US Premier at Global Cuba Fest, Miami
March 11 - 13, 2010
Closest Farthest Away is a performance created by film-makers, theater artists, and musicians from the US and Cuba to cross impossible boundaries between blockaded countries.
David Luis-Brown (American Studies) and Lillian Manzor (Latin American Studies) discuss the significance and challenges of the project with Chi-wang Yang (theater director) and Sage Lewis (creator/composer).
Carlo Gozzi, The Love of Three Oranges
The PlayGround Theatre
January 12 - Februrary 6, 2011
April 14 - May 23, 2010
This beloved comedy has now been adapted for children. Come watch Prince Tartaglia on his hilarious search for three enchanted oranges.
Maria Galli Stampino (Italian) discusses the play's historical context and interviews the director, Stephanie Ansin.
*Please note, the dates mentioned in the video below correspond to last year's production dates.