Ileana Ros-LehtinenU.S. Representative
[R] Florida, United States

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Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate a great artist from my congressional district, Ricardo Pau-Llosa. Ricardo is a man of many talents. He is a poet, critic, curator, professor, and collector. Yet his generosity and desire to give back is what stands him apart from others.

Ricardo has graciously opened his personal art collection for an important exhibition that will take place soon. This August, the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art will open an exhibition of contemporary Latin American artwork. He has also been invited by the Museum of the Americas at the OAS to give a talk on the significance and themes of the exhibition.

Ricardo has been a renowned art critic for many years. He has been a senior editor of Art International, North American editor for Southward Art, and a contributor and adviser to the encyclopedic Dictionary of Art.

Ricardo is a frequent lecturer at major art museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago. He has published six books of poems and has been published in many literary magazines.

Ricardo, thank you for opening up your collection to us all in the hopes of educating and inspiring others. You are truly a renaissance man. Congratulations.