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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Blackness and Racism in Cuba: International Exhibitions

An exhibition travels from the Wifredo Lam Center in Havana to the Matress Factory in Pittsburgh, while a South African show kicks off the cultural program for the World Cup.

Biennial Preview: “Detrás del Muro”

Since its debut in the 2012 Havana Biennial, the open-air art exhibition "Detrás del Muro" (Behind the Wall) has been a crowd-pleasing favorite among Biennial visitors and habaneros alike. In an email interview, Detrás del Muro curator and producer Juan Delgado talked about this year’s edition and the project’s expanding role in the Cuban art scene.

Miami Art Week Preview, Part 1: Museums and Galleries

With the start of Art Week just days away, we kick off our annual guide with a look at Cuban art in Miami-area museums and galleries. Next: Cuban art at the fairs.

Update: The Bronx in Havana, Lam in Atlanta, and The Third...

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Bronx Museum of the Arts announce a historic collaboration, the High Museum welcomes Wifredo Lam and José Parlá, and Glenda León takes over Matadero Madrid. Agustín Fernández inaugurates a new gallery in Manhattan, and a Cuban-Spanish documentary makes its New York debut at MoMA.

Cuba Rediscovers Clara Porset

Though acclaimed for her work in Mexico, designer Clara Porset is less well known in her native Cuba. Scholar Jorge R. Bermúdez discusses her life and legacy on the island with writer Mayra Pombo García.

Fall Preview: September Blockbusters – Lam, Herrera, Novoa, and Cuba Forever...

With summer winding down and the fall arts season only weeks away, the focus is turning toward our series of Fall Previews featuring Cuban art and artists. In opening-date order, here’s the lineup for September: four blockbuster museum shows in Havana, London, and the US.

Eduardo Hernández Santos: Bringing Cuba to New England

Midway through a six-week residency in western Massachusetts, Havana photographic artist Eduardo Hernández Santos has already opened two exhibitions of his work, with a lecture and public forum on the schedule. And then there’s L.A.

Gary Nader Launches New Miami Auction Venture on December 1

With thousands of international collectors in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, gallerist and collector Gary Nader is hosting a major auction of modern, contemporary and Latin American art next Thursday, December 1. The sale includes works by Picasso, Lichtenstein, Basquiat, Warhol—and five modern and contemporary Cuban artists.

Cuban Filmmakers at the Flaherty, Part 2: Cruz Gustavo Pérez

Last month, the 58th international Robert Flaherty Film Seminar took place in upstate New York. Among the participants were three Cuban documentary filmmakers, who were interviewed for Cuban Art News by journalist and filmmaker Mónica Savirón. Yesterday, Gloria Rolando spoke about her career and experiences at the seminar. Today, Cruz Gustavo Pérez takes the spotlight, followed tomorrow by Gilliam de la Torre.

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