Wednesday May 23, 2018

Exhibitions

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.

Update: CDAV Salon & Noviembre Fotográfico in Havana, Viso Steps Down at the Walker, Bruguera Coming to MoMA

Carmen Herrera’s Whitney show opens in Germany, Marta María Pérez Bravo opens in Havana, and Esterio Segura’s winged hearts fly into Tampa. New York’s Cuban Art Space sets up shop in Minneapolis, and Cuba and the Cameraman premieres on Netflix.

Olga Viso on Adiós Utopia, US-Cuba Relations, and the Changing Role of Museums

This Saturday, Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 opens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. We took the opportunity to speak with the museum’s executive director—herself a noted Latin American art scholar—about the exhibition, the wave of Latin American and Cuban shows in US museums, and the changing role of museums in this cultural moment.
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