A large-scale bronze sculpture commemorating Operation Pedro Pan will be unveiled on Friday at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower.
The work, called Tower of Snow, is by Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya and was created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the end of Operation Pedro Pan, the exodus that brought 14,048 unaccompanied children to the United States to escape indoctrination by Fidel Castro’s regime.
The operation lasted from late 1960 to 1962 and saw many of the children settle in South Florida and cross the country until they could be reunited with their parents.
To learn more about Operation Pedro Pan go to www.MiamiHerald.com/pedropan
The dedication and reception will be at 11 a.m. at the tower in downtown Miami at 600 Biscayne Blvd.
The event is open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com or 305-237-7709.