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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Antonio Rodríguez Morey: The Last Romantic

Although the current art scene is a major focus for Cuban Art News, we also like to look back at earlier artists and eras. We are pleased to share another essay by MSc. Delia Ma. López Campistrous, curator at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes—this one on the early 20th-century artist Antonio Rodríguez Morey.

Photo Walk-Through: Wifredo Lam in Brazil

While the Europe-based Wifredo Lam retrospective continues its run at the Reina Sofía in Madrid, we take a moment to catch up with another Lam exhibition that recently finished its tour in Brazil: a show of paintings and prints drawn from the collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

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.

Update: Openings and Events in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and...

In our Update last week, we reported on exhibitions and events on the island and in Europe. Today, we focus on what’s happening in the US, including awards, fellowships, and other news.

Permutations: Contemporary Art from Havana

Miami welcomes a group show of leading artists based in Havana. Janet Batet offers an overview of the exhibition.

Cuban Art News Marks 5th Anniversary

This month marks an important milestone for Cuban Art News: five years of reporting on Cuban art and culture worldwide. We’ll be celebrating in different ways over the coming months, but to get things started, here’s a quick recap, along with one of our first stories from December 2009.

Screaming Heads and Still Lifes: The Late-Career Art of Carlos Alfonzo

At the height of his career, barely 40 years old, Carlos Alfonzo died in Miami in 1991. An exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery explores the expressive power of the artist’s late work.

Exhibition Walk-Through: Alexandre Arrechea, The Seductiveness of the Fragment

As it heads into its final weeks, we catch up with Arrechea’s La seducción del fragmento / The Seductiveness of the Fragment, a mix of sculpture, large-scale watercolors, and other works.

Cuban Filmmakers at the Flaherty, Part 3: Gilliam de la Torre

This week’s series on Cuban filmmakers at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar wraps up with Gilliam de la Torre, the youngest of the three. Here, de la Torre talks briefly about her own documentaries before focusing on the other filmmakers at the seminar whose work most impressed her.

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