Cuban Architecture and Heritage in the Eyes of Foreign Experts

April 19, 2016 | No Comments »

Havana’s architectural heritage grabs hold of one, captures one, draws one’s attention. Currently, 165 US architects and experts in the field of preserving and restoring historical architecture are on the island, to take part in the Design Committee Conference of the American Architects Institute. (9 photos)

US-Cuba Détente in Cartoons

March 28, 2016 | 4 comments

Here are some illustrations we published individually over the last couple years regarding the thaw in relations between the United States and Cuba. We look forward to your comments.

A Young Teacher Speaks of Cuba’s Oldest Art Academy

February 7, 2016 | 1 Comment »

On the occasion of another anniversary of Cuba’s San Alejandro Arts Academy – celebrated recently – we conversed with Aluan Arguelles, one of the institution’s youngest teachers, to get to know how this, Latin America’s oldest school of its type, operates internally.

Interview with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides (web documentary)

January 10, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Introducing the first three episodes of the mini web series “Rafael Alcides” from a 4-hour interview with Cuban poet and writer Rafael Alcides on various topics. Director: Miguel Coyula (2015). Subtitles in English

HT 2016 Cuba Photo Contest Info

January 9, 2016 | No Comments »

After a big success with the 2015 Havana Times Photo Contest, in which 191 readers participated, we are happy to announce the 8th edition of the event, one for each year of our online publication. Read on to see how you can participate.

The Gaze of a Young Cuban Photographer

January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Laura Capote’s images are representative of a new generation of Cuban visual artists concerned with their times and society. As the artist tells us, “The photographic process has drawn from many different visions.”

Cuban Painter Jorge Luis Figueroa: Between Eroticism and the Naive

December 30, 2015 | 2 comments

Jorge Luis Figueroa, popularly known as “Chompy,” offers the public a space for the visual and culinary arts in a locale he runs in Havana’s old town, at the intersection of Aguiar and Habana Streets. (6 fotos)

Illusion in Paintings in Guantanamo, Cuba

December 4, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Illusion is the title of the 13-piece, oil on canvas series currently on exhibition at the gallery space of the Guantanamo Cultural Center. In these paintings, visual artist Elio Fernandez Lugo, portrays Guantanamo’s farmers and their modern day habits, with a touch of suggestive (and typically Cuban) humor. (14 photos)

A Cuban Photographer in France

November 25, 2015 | No Comments »

Cuban photographer Yuri Obregon (1979), a graduate from the Higher Institute for the Arts (ISA), returned from his first trip abroad a few days ago. In his brief interview for Havana Times, he shared his impressions on this first “collision” with a different world, as well as his thoughts on Cuban contemporary art.

Mexican Mythology Figures on Display in Havana

November 24, 2015 | No Comments »

The character that brings to life Travesias de Xico en Latinoamerica (“Xico’s Travels Through Latin America”), an exhibition that opened at Old Havana’s San Francisco de Asis Square after touring other countries in the region, can be traced back to Mexican mythology. (10 photos)