November 16, 2011In an eagerly anticipated presentation in New York City, the director of the 2009 and 2012 Bienals outlined the approach behind the upcoming event. “It’s very important for us to go into the street,” he explained, “with all the attention that’s generated by being in a public space.”
October 27, 2011Born a year ago, after a trip to Cuba by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center musicians, the Horns to Havana project recently made its first trip to the island, bringing instruments to students at four music schools. Sandra Levinson of the Center for Cuban Studies in New York, a project volunteer, writes about the visit.
October 12, 2011Although the number of private collectors has increased dramatically worldwide, earlier collectors and collections of Cuban art are less well known. In the second installment in this two-part series, Cuban art historian Delia Ma. López Campistrous, a curator at the Museo Nacional and professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, continues her profile of a foundational figure in 20th-century Cuban art collecting: architect Evelio Govantes Fuertes.
October 11, 2011Although contemporary Cuban art and artists are becoming well known internationally, and the number of private collectors has increased dramatically worldwide, earlier collectors and collections are less well known in Cuba and elsewhere. In this two-part series, Cuban art historian Delia Ma. López Campistrous introduces us to a foundational figure in 20th-century Cuban art collecting: the architect Evelio Govantes Fuertes.