At the height of his career, barely 40 years old, Carlos Alfonzo died in Miami in 1991. An exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery explores the expressive power of the artist’s late work.
In January 1818, French painter Jean Baptiste Vermay founded the Escuela Gratuita de Dibujo y Pintura (Free School of Drawing and Painting) in Havana. From those modest beginnings, the Academia San Alejandro became a pre-eminent school for artists and intellectuals alike—including a 14-year-old drawing student named José Martí.
From an essay on Cuban art collecting to a Billboard take on "el paquete" and the island’s music industry, this season has brought in-depth, thought-provoking coverage of Cuban art and culture. Here are our picks for must-read stories, plus a video.