Raul Castro dismissed Wednesday his Minister of Culture, Rafael Bernal, after two years in office; no reason was given. Bernal was immediately replaced with the current deputy minister, Julián González Toledo, 52.
The report of a major theft of valuable Cuban art from the island’s Fine Arts Museum was confirmed on Friday in a statement from the National Council of Cultural Heritage.
Nearly a hundred paintings have been stolen from Havana’s National Fine Arts Museum in what could well be the most serious misappropriation of Cuba’s artistic heritage of recent decades.
Thelvia Marin Mederos is a Cuban painter, sculptor and writer. Now over ninety years old, she is still artistically active. She talks about her life as an artist with HT.
Graffiti is part of the urban environment of all the world’s major (and not-so-major) cities. While some forms of graffiti are veritable works of art, others undermine the city’s aesthetic beauty and norms. (20 photos)
The Cuban visual arts collective 3STADO Solido has teamed up with US fine arts professor Harriet Frank to offer us Los misterios de la naturaleza (“The Mysteries of Nature”), a highly interesting exhibition open to viewing until the end of the month. (20 photos)
Nearly five centuries old, the city of Havana boasts a highly eclectic architecture, drawing from styles as different as the Gothic, futurism, the Baroque, cubism and art deco. The pictures show some of the city’s most renowned buildings and monuments, (39 photos)
“Good evening everyone. My name is Jorge Landa, and this is the second Beauty and Cuban Culture Pageant. It is an honor to be able to welcome you to our show tonight.” Thus began the evening at Havana’s Teatro America on the last Saturday of 2013. (24 photos)
Many readers have shown considerable interest in seeing what is being offered at the FIART artisans fair taking place at the fort across from Havana Bay through December 22. This is another attempt to show some of the work on display and the atmosphere at the popular event. (45 photos)
The Cuban International Arts and Crafts Fair (FIART) is being held at the San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress located across the city bay – possibly as part of a strategy to increase sales.This year’s event,, lasting through December 22, has taken one more step towards becoming the ideal space for the international promotion of Cuba’s craft products. (32 photos)