Arts


A Mexican Artist’s Look at Cuba

May 13, 2016 | No Comments »

Mexican artist Hector Vargas is currently holding an exhibition in Denmark with pieces inspired by his experiences in Cuba. Some of the images may be slightly tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not the root intention at all.




A Tour of Art Deco Havana

May 6, 2016 | No Comments »

Walking down the main arteries of the Cuban capital, one can appreciate the vestiges of the Art Deco style. This architectural legacy was documented by architect Maria Elena Martin in her book Havana Art Deco: Architectural Guide.




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 | 1 Comment »

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)