August 30, 2012Filling gallery spaces in three museums, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World takes a panoramic look at the dozens of countries that make up this region, in what the New York Times has called “the big art event of the summer season in New York.” In the first of a four-part Thursday series for Cuban Art News, Elvis Fuentes, project director for Caribbean: Crossroads, talks about the Cuban art and artists in the show, and Cuban art in general.
August 28, 2012Havana has been commemorating the centenary of Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) for several months, with panel discussions, publications, and performances. Now, Miami’s joined in with a monthlong theater festival presenting a half-dozen of his plays. Poet, novelist and playwright Félix Lizárraga reflects on Piñera’s highly original, wildly entertaining voice, and what it is that makes his plays, even now, theatrical must-sees.
August 23, 2012In 1998, the University of Miami brought together its many archives about Cuba and the global Cuban diaspora to form the Cuban Heritage Collection. For scholars and researchers, the actual books and objects are indispensable resources in their work. For the rest of us, there’s an immense amount of enticing material—photos, postcards, cigar boxes, letters, online exhibitions, and more—easily accessible online, with the promise of more to come.
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