Howard + Patricia Farber
Howard + Patricia Farber

Dear readers

When my wife, Patricia, and I launched Cuban Art News in December 2009, our mission was simple: to spread the news worldwide about contemporary Cuban art and culture. For many of its readers, Cuban Art News was a first exposure to contemporary Cuban art and culture on the island and beyond.

Today, Cuban Art News is read in 177 countries. We’ve never played politics, never accepted donations, or taken ads from anywhere. We’re proud of that.

We think our decade of work—and its 850 articles—has played a part in advancing contemporary Cuban art internationally in museum exhibitions, private collections, mainstream auction houses, and gallery representation.

The time has come to pass the torch to the next generation. As of today, Cuban Art News will cease publication.

We do, however, have a gift for you: the legacy of our archives. A chronicle of contemporary Cuban art from the last decade.

Cuban Art News will maintain a free, searchable database of 850 stories, with photos, videos, interviews. They are for students, curators, collectors, artists, writers. Use them for your research and reading pleasure. You may access the archive at the same URL…


Cuban Art News will still be on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you, Susan Delson, editor extraordinaire, who made the most of our modest publication, turning it into a “go-to” for all. Abelardo Mena, curator and Havana editor, without you, there would be no Cuban Art News or Farber Collection. Thanks as well to contributing editor Nadine Covert, creative director Dean Roman (, and translator Danays Arzuaga Díaz.

And finally, dear readers, Patricia and I thank YOU for your encouragement and support through the years.

With warm good wishes,

Howard Farber
Cuban Art News