Casa Cortés (yes, the Cortés of hot chocolate fame) is sponsoring a guided tour with professor and art critic José E. Pérez Ruiz on August 31, 2013, at 2:00pm.This respected connoisseur will speak about the artwork presented at Casa Cortés’s CCC: Caribes from his perspective, supported by his experiences in teaching and journalism. Casa Cortés is located at 210 San Francisco Street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The gallery is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm every day. The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public.
According to Perez Ruiz, “Museums make an impact on the public when they become forums for avant-garde thought. In these exhibition rooms, the community is fed with the energy projected by human endeavor through generations that have made possible the ideological articulation of national life.” The critic states, “On the walls of the museum resides plastic anthology reflects mood and each piece becoming witnesses the unspeakable details of intense intellectual activity that explain the development of a society.”
His viewpoint is consistent with the views expressed by Ignacio Cortés, President of the Chocolate Cortés enterprise, “The Casa Cortes exhibition program will serve to strengthen the culture of our island, to expand our horizons as a people, and to promote dialogue between us Puerto Ricans and our Caribbean brothers and sisters.”
Professor Joseph E. Ruiz Perez chaired the Arts section of the Puerto Rican Athenaeum, and is Vice President and Life Member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) attached to UNESCO, among other national and international organizations. He received the Medal of the Alegría Foundation, the Bolívar Pagán Prize for Journalism and the Association of Art Critics of Argentina Award.