NEW YORK, NY.- Discover Colombia Through Its Heart, a new 47‐piece cultural art exhibition from the South American country of Colombia, opened today at New York Citys Grand Central Terminal.
The exhibit, located in the grand Beaux Arts‐era Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal, features seven interactive 13‐foot heart‐shaped sculptures, which spotlight different features of Colombia, from its diverse culture and landscape to its native artists, including world‐renowned artist Fernando Botero, Grammy Award‐winning musician Shakira and Nobel Prize‐winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, among others.
The exhibit also includes 40 smaller heart sculptures, which are on display at Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, as well as outside schools, in parks and in other high‐traffic public areas. All of the heart sculptures for the exhibition were created by a creative team of Colombian professionals selected from across the country. The exhibition also includes musical and cultural performances and other educational programs.
We would like the whole world to see our reality with its own eyes, says Maria Claudia Lacouture, General Director of Colombia is Passion. We therefore decided to do the impossible: bring our country around the world.
The actor John Leguizamo, a native Colombian was honored at the event, says it is very important that the world discovers the amount of intelligence, creativity, and talent of our country.
The Colombia is Passion campaign was developed to promote the country abroad and encourage business investment, tourism and enhanced cultural relations with other nations. The logo of the campaign is a heart, which symbolizes the passion of the Colombian people.
The exhibition is free and open to the public from September 22‐28 in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, 100 East 42nd Street in New York City.