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A Selection of Our Past Stories

Art Market Update: Cuban Art Goes International at Phillips

With next week’s “New Now” sale of contemporary art, Phillips makes good on its plan to integrate Latin American art into its international sales—including a special section on Cuban art.

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.

In Focus: “Cuban Art and Identity 1900-1950”

At the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Cuban Art and Identity: 1900-1950 surveys painting from the first 50 years of the Cuban Republic—a time when many artists focused on defining lo cubano. In excerpts from his catalogue essay, curator Juan A. Martínez looks at the theme of music in the art of this era.

Close-Up: Nocturnal (Navigation) by Teresita Fernández

Late last month, a major work by Cuban-American artist Teresita Fernández made its debut in Washington, D.C. Rafael DiazCasas takes a thoughtful look at Nocturnal (Navigation).

Preview: Cuba on Screen at the 19th Havana Film Festival New...

As New Yorkers do their best to put a snowy winter behind them, HFFNY brings a welcome blast of Caribbean warmth to the city. With advance screenings starting this Friday, April 6, here’s a roundup of the festival’s Cuba-focused screenings and special events—for Cuba cinephiles everywhere.

Sugar, Tobacco & Revolution: Cubans in New York

With his book “Sugar, Cigars & Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York,” sociologist Lisandro Pérez reconstructs the influential community of Cuban intellectuals, merchants, workers, and artists that grew and thrived on another island—Manhattan. Lidia Hernández Tapia talks with Pérez about New York and the shaping of Cuban national identity in the crucial years before independence.

Who are Cuba’s Top Curators and Critics?

For citizens of other countries, national awards for curatorship and art criticism may seem like an impossible ideal. But they’re an annual occurrence on the island, offering a glimpse of the cultural currents that have shaped exhibitions and arts writing in Cuba over the previous year or so. Here, a look at the recently announced winners and their work.

Edel Rodríguez, “The Preeminent Illustrator of the Trump Era”

Last week, Edel Rodríguez opened Agent Orange, a show of his work chronicling Trump’s presidential campaign and first year in office. We take a closer look at Rodríguez’s art, influenced by the posters of his Cuban childhood.

Holiday Video: The Nutcracker à la Cubana

For your holiday pleasure, here's a video by the Kringskastingsorkestret and Grupo Hovedoen Social Club of Oslo, Norway, performing a full orchestral arrangement of Tchaikovsky's beloved classic, followed by a quick salsa version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo from all of us at Cuban Art News.

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