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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Update: Adrian Melis in Basel, Yearning & Desire in Florida, and...

Adrian Melis opens his first solo museum show, two Miami artists share a show in Coral Gables, and two exhibitions are held over in New York. The city’s Latin theater critics give a nod to Iván Acosta, and Cuban Art News begins a collaboration with a highly regarded art archive.

Auction Season Preview: Special Section of Cuban Contemporary Art at Phillips

As a highlight of its New York Latin American sale, Phillips will spotlight contemporary Cuban art in a stand-alone selection of 27 lots.

Impossible Game: Los Carpinteros in Indianapolis

With an ironic logic worthy of the Marx Brothers, Los Carpinteros debuted its first public art project in the United States. Sited in one of the largest museum sculpture gardens in the country, 100-acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), the piece depicts a basketball court where the trajectory of the bouncing ball has been traced in arcs of steel.

Julio César Pérez, Part 2: Three Projects for Havana

In the second of his two-part series, architect and urbanist Julio César Pérez discusses the three projects that, with the assistance of Havana architects and urban planners, drew the creative energies of University of Notre Dame students and faculty: a mixed-use infill building, the inventive restoration of a classic Havana palacio, and a new museum of Cuban architecture.

In Conversation: Elizabeth Cerejido, Part 2

In Part 1 of our conversation, Miami curator Elizabeth Cerejido talked about the first phase of the artist exchange program she organized, which brought a group of Cuban American artists, who were raised and trained in Miami, to the island for the first time. Now, Cerejido looks ahead to the next phases of the project, and some of the issues that Cuban artists might face in the coming years.

Update: Peláez Coming to the Pérez, Fonseca Opens in Havana, González-Torres...

The CINTAS Foundation awards its fellowships, another curator “comes home” in Havana, Humberto Castro ponders the Caribbean, and Rosa Lowinger celebrates poured concrete and parkour in Miami. Curator Juan A. Martínez examines Cuban art and identity, Carlos Varela tours California, and an Absolut Art award goes to Coco Fusco.

Cuban Musical Leader Carlos Varela Speaks in Washington

Marking his first appearance in the United States in more than ten years, popular Cuban singer and composer Carlos Varela participated in a recent conference on Cuba in Washington, DC. Varela’s December 3rd lecture was originally scheduled for a space on the American University campus, but unexpectedly strong audience response prompted a move to a larger venue.

In Conversation: Sandra Levinson, a Pioneer of Cuban Art in the...

In an interview with Cuban Art News publisher Howard Farber, Sandra Levinson, the founding director of the Center for Cuban Studies, looks back on her decades-long involvement with Cuban art and culture.

Horns to Havana Delivers the Goods

Born a year ago, after a trip to Cuba by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center musicians, the Horns to Havana project recently made its first trip to the island, bringing instruments to students at four music schools. Sandra Levinson of the Center for Cuban Studies in New York, a project volunteer, writes about the visit.

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