Collecting art is more than a pastime. It is a practice that can have social, historical economic, emotional and even political implications. For collectors of contemporary art, acquiring new work is an aesthetic and intellectual journey. Some of the world's most notable museums and collections today are thanks to the incredible collections of passionate art collectors.
Consequently, each collector has a distinct story about art and today's art market. As a public figure and exponent, the collector has regained prominence, and a headline role is little seen in earlier decades.
The Rodriguez collection at MoCAA collection offers outstanding works from Cuban contemporary art to engage the mind and spirit. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and ceramics, among others, are lively conversations that occur through creativity across time, place, and culture.
The Rodriguez Art Collection, on extended loan to the MoCAA becomes an invitation to our audiences to investigate its relationship to creativity. But we also want to share our inquiries into contemporary art as it discloses the unwritten rules, active networks, and continuing myths of the rapidly expanding territory of art collecting.
A good art collection is always much more than the sum of its parts, especially with contemporary work. Art collector Leonardo Rodriguez takes us on a cross-continental journey through a life-long journey in the field of art. By lifting the veil on a culture that emerges as diverse, adventurous, nuanced, and meaningful as Cuban art.
The MoCAA collection is envisioned as a space for research, inquiry, training, exchanges, and community education. A vital component of the Museum program, The Rodriguez Collection motivates a cultural enterprise to educate through art. To provide a broader vision of Cuban modern and contemporary art to present and future generations. We wish to give our audiences the chance to delve deeper into the history and practice of art in a welcoming, pleasant new museum space.
"Scene Changes: The Rodriguez Collection at MoCAA" includes highlights from the Museum's extended loan Collection. It is to explore art and the world in which it is made.