MDC + Google Bring New Exhibit to Freedom Tower Miami Dade College has partnered with Google Cultural Institute to create multimedia cultural experiences that, through technology, can be enjoyed online by anyone, anywhere. To launch the collaboration, MDC will present two exhibitions about the Freedom Tower and one about the history of Cuban Exile this fall. The Cuban Exile Experience exhibitition will introduce visitors to the origin of the Cuban exodus, using historic footage never before presented in an interactive digital format. “This partnership will allow the College to showcase its rich and diverse cultural and artistic assets, including artwork, archives, stories and experiences,” said Natalia Crujeiras, MDC’s executive director of Cultural Affairs. The first exhibition on the Freedom Tower will center on the history of this Downtown Miami cultural icon, once known as the “Ellis Island of the South,” for offering nationally sanctioned relief to Cuban refugees seeking political asylum in the United States during the Cold War. A joint effort between MDC’s department of Cultural Affairs and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the exhibition will showcase stories detailing the tower’s origins, its significance to the South Florida community and a vision for the future. A second exhibition will explore the Freedom Tower from an artistic perspective, including its design origin, materials used in the construction process and how the historic building has been maintained since being built in 1924.
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