Cuban Art: Centennial Exhibitions in Havana

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The National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba [Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes] continues its centennial year celebration with a full roster of anniversary exhibitions. Two exhibitions opened recently: “Museo Nacional de Cuba: Orígenes de la colección” [National Museum of Cuba: Origins of the Collection] and “Hitos: Crecimiento de la colección de arte en el museo nacional 1913-1963” [Milestones: Growth of the Art Collection in the National Museum 1913-1963]. Both exhibitions run through July 19, 2013.

As Cuba Art News informs us, “Hitos” explores three significant moments in the collection’s development, through works that entered the museum’s holdings in the years 1913, 1925, and 1954, and “Orígenes” takes a broader perspective, encompassing paintings, decorative arts, historical relics dating back to the pre-Columbian era and objects related to Afro-Cuban religions. The show includes a space dedicated to the cinema.

[Photo above: Raúl Cañibano, Havana (No. 1) 1998 from…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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