Thursday December 18, 2014

"Unforgettable:" Obama, Raúl, and Alexis Esquivel's Chronicle of Hope

The handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro last December rippled throughout the world’s media. In the wake of yesterday's historic resumption of official relations between Cuba and the US, Abelardo Mena, Havana editor for Cuban Art News, offers a meditation on Alexis Esquivel's painting of the event.

Update: Openings and Events in Havana and Europe

With many exhibitions to report, we’ve divided this month’s Update into 2 parts. Today, the latest news from the island and around Europe; next week, what’s happening in the US, including awards, fellowships, and other news.

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.

Bookshelf: Cuban Art, Architecture, Music, Cooking, and More

Artists Luis Cruz Azaceta and Alberto Rey, modern architecture in Havana, Cuban music and cuisine are among the topics in this holiday-season round-up.

Miami Art Week: Top Spots for Cuban Art

Today, the most important art fair in the Western Hemisphere opens its doors—and with it, a flock of satellite fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions take over Miami. Janet Batet offers an inside look on where to find Cuban art and artists this weekend.
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