Enjoy a special tour of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island).
The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926). Featuring more than 60 works in various media and ephemera spanning seven decades, this long-overdue exhibition traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended visits to Europe and residence in New York, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she now lives and works. Many of Sánchez’s works reference female protagonists from ancient mythology. Others have reoccurring motifs of lunar shapes, erotic topologies, and tattoo drawings. The title, Soy Isla, serves as a personal metaphor for Sanchez's experience as an islander—connected to and disconnected from both the mainland and mainstream art currents.