Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), Tributo a Chango
Courtesy Multicultural Arts Center

Choco in Cambridge. An exhibition of works by Afro-Cuban artist Eduardo Roca Salazar—better known as Choco—is currently on view at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Retazos del Sol (Traces of the Sun) showcases 17 of the artist’s colorful, highly textured collagraphs, made by adding different materials (string, fabric, or grasses, for instance) to the printing plate. On view through August

Modernism in Miami. It’s a modern month for 801 Projects in Miami. For Spanish speakers, the nonprofit arts organization is sponsoring a four-part lecture series, “Modernism Rises: Modern Art and Architecture in Cuba: The Origins (The 1920s-1930s),” presented by curator and critic José Antonio Navarete. The series opened yesterday with a look at the artist Amelia Peláez and her role in the international avant-garde. It continues over the next three Wednesdays with talks on Eduardo Abela (“a rumba at the Zak Gallery, Paris, 1928”); José Manuel Acosta (“the photographer who should not be ignored in the Cuban artistic avant-garde”); and modern architecture and architectural practice in Havana. All programs take place at 7 p.m. at the Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th Street, #216. NOTE: Lectures are in Spanish only.

A Cuban Novel Now on U.S. Bookshelves. Que te vuelva a encontrar (Till I Find You Again), the 2009 novel by Havana poet Edel Morales, has been published in the U.S. this spring by Latin Heritage Editions. Available in Spanish only, the novel is both an adolescent love story and, according to critics, “a novel about the art of writing novels” and “a reformulation of the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea in full postmodern Cuba.”

Los Carpinteros in Switzerland. While the artmaking duo spends this coming weekend engineering a reverse conga through Havana’s Paseo del Prado, their exhibition Silence Your Eyes continues at the Kunstmuseum Thun in Thun, Switzerland. Featuring a mix of major historic pieces and new works on paper, the exhibition runs through July 8. It will then travel to the Kunstverein Hannover in Germany, where it will open in December.