Friday March 23, 2018


Relational Undercurrents: Cuba and the Archipelago at MOLAA

“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” the region-wide initiative focusing on Latin American art and culture, continues to run in museums around Southern California. Daniell Cornell, former director of art at the Palm Springs Art Museum, spotlights Cuban artists in one of the most thought-provoking exhibitions in “PST: LA/LA.”

What a Year! The Top 5 Cuban Art News Stories of 2017

From the opening of Adiós Utopia in Houston to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” from the 7th Contemporary Cuban Art Salon in Havana to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, 2017 was a jam-packed 12 months—including the worst hurricane season in recent memory. Here are our Top 5 stories for the year, followed by quick links to the 5 runners-up.

Laboratory, Incubator, Source: Cuban Drawing & Graphic Design of the 1920s and ‘30s

This season, a show at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes considered drawing and graphic design—specifically, magazine covers—of the 1920s and 1930s as source and inspiration for the painting and sculpture of that era. Cuban Art News Havana editor Abelardo Mena spoke with curator Roberto Cobas about the thinking behind the show.

Update: Lam & Martínez Celebrated in Havana, HOME Comes to Houston, Cuban Art in Cleveland

With Miami Art Week behind us and the holidays approaching, we catch up on recent openings in Havana, gallery shows on the West Coast, the latest Knight Foundation awards & more. Carrie Mae Weems drops in on the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, The Cuban opens a new show in Miami, and in New York, the Cuban Art Center launches its last sale before the big move.

Paris in Havana: La Gran Espiral Celebrates the 1967 Salón de Mayo

In 1967, more than a hundred international artists sent work—or arrived themselves—for an unprecedented event in Havana. At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Gran Espiral marks the 50th anniversary of the Salón de Mayo.
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