Monday December 11, 2017

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Carmen Herrera Awarded 2010 Cintas Foundation Prize

The 95-year-old Cuban painter Carmen Herrera has been awarded the 2010 Cintas Foundation Prize. Herrera, who has lived in New York since the mid-1950s, has recently seen her geometric abstraction works exhibited at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Carlos Garaicoa Creates Site-Specific Artwork in Córdoba

Carlos Garaicoa, one of the heavyweights of contemporary Cuban art, took part in El Patio de mi Casa (The Yard of My House), a site-specific project directed by Cuban critic and curator Gerardo Mosquera in the Spanish city of Córdoba.

José Bedia Shows Graphic Works in Granada, Spain

The first exhibition of graphic art by Cuban artist José Bedia (born 1959) was recently presented at the Caja Granada Cultural Center in Andalusia, Spain....

Female Drummers Defy the Male Chauvinism of the Gods

Headed by Eva Despaigne, who had been a member of the prestigious National Folklore Group for 20 years, Obiní Batá is the only Afro-Cuban percussion group comprised solely of women.

Cuban Art Collector Appointed to Board of Miami Art Museum

Juan P. Loumiet, a Cuban and Cuban-American art collector, is among the new members selected by the Miami Art Museum for its board of trustees.

Los Carpinteros in San Diego

Works by the internationally acclaimed Cuban art group Los Carpinteros are currently on view in Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD).

"Epic" Photographs on View in Valencia, Spain

The Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) in Spain recently opened Miradas Reveladoras (Revealing Looks), a show of more than 70 photographs, from the collection of the Cuban Phototeca, taken during the early years of the Cuban Revolution.

Tina Modotti Back in Havana

More than 60 black-and-white photographs, taken in the Mexico of the 1930s by Italian revolutionary political activist Tina Modotti (Udine, Italy 1896-Mexico 1942), are currently on view at Havana´s Pabellón Cuba. The exhibition is presented as part of the cultural activities for the 21st International New Latin American Film Festival.

Cuban Musical Leader Carlos Varela Speaks in Washington

Marking his first appearance in the United States in more than ten years, popular Cuban singer and composer Carlos Varela participated in a recent conference on Cuba in Washington, DC. Varela’s December 3rd lecture was originally scheduled for a space on the American University campus, but unexpectedly strong audience response prompted a move to a larger venue.

21st International New Latin American Film Festival Opens Up in Havana.

Havana, which has already celebrated its 490th anniversary, once more becomes the international capital of world cinema. Today, when Cuba is celebrating Doctors´ Day, Havana is hosting the 21st International New Latin American Film Festival for ten days.
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