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{Pg. 100} Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde

Organized by the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in concert with guest curator, Segundo J. Fernandez, and Cernuda Arte of Coral Gables, Florida, “Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde” will present exciting, colorful works by Cuban modernist painters who participated in a global movement in the arts, characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional art styles. The exhibition opens at the MoFA on February 12, 2016, and will run through March 27, 2016, offering Museum visitors an insider’s view of Cuba’s dynamic culture.

Modern Cuban art is a complex movement which emerged in Havana in 1927 and matured during the next two decades. The Cuban modern art movement consists of a loose group of artists divided into generations who counted on the moral support of an intellectual elite and minimal economic help from the private and public sectors. In spite of a fragile infrastructure, this art movement, along with similar movements in literature and music, played a major role in defining Cuban culture in the 20th century.

Click HERE to read all about it in the January/March 2016 edition of On View Magazine.