Part of the ¡Cuba! exhibition.
Cuba’s Creative Spirit
From cinema and music to photography and sculpture, the arts are a dynamic and constantly evolving part of life in Cuba. The Cuban state has supported the arts through specialized schools, galleries, concert halls and many other cultural institutions and programs, but it has also stifled some artistic expression. Since the 1990s, reforms have allowed artists to travel abroad and sell their work more freely, and today, many Cuban artists collaborate with artists outside Cuba and display or perform their work on the global stage.
Cuban Posters in Context
These posters were all created within the past decade by a new generation of Cuban artists. Most of the artworks on display were commissioned by state-run cultural institutions to advertise plays, films, festivals, and concerts, but recent years have also seen a blossoming of art and design as a private enterprise.
Top posters: © Giselle Monzón Calero; © Michele Miyares Hollands; © Nelson Ponce Sanchez
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