Cast in Bronze and Chiseled Out of Stone: The Story of the Caribbean as Told by its Statues

Friday, April 15, 2022 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

UCF Pegasus Professor Luis Martínez-Fernández delivers a dynamic, informative and entertaining audiovisual presentation that offers a flash course in Caribbean history as told by the region’s statues.

While inanimate objects, statues have lives of their own and some actually perish as the result of neglect, revolution or resistance. This presentation uses around 20 Caribbean statues as windows to the region’s most dramatic realities: colonialism and slavery and the struggles for freedom and nationhood.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2022, April 5-16, showcases the creativity, innovation and collaboration that define Orlando’s hometown university at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The annual festival brings musicians, theatre practitioners and visual artists from the UCF campus to the Central Florida community in an array of offerings including jazz, dance, musical theatre, opera, symphony, bands, visual arts, talks, choirs, family events and more. See more events and read about the extensive visual arts exhibitions available throughout the festival at

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