Feb 072015
 
A sculpture within the Plaza de Armas Museo de la Cuidad Palacio de los Capitanos Generales

A sculpture in the Museo de la Cuidad, Palacio de los Capitanos Generales, Plaza de Armas, Havana

The best guides to cultural events in Cuba would have to be La Papaleta and the CubaAbsolutely websites.  La Papaleta is published in Spanish only, so if you can read Spanish you can find out what’s happening in cultural events for the entire island.  If you don’t speak Spanish, you’re somewhat out of luck there, so hop over to the CubaAbsolutely website. Continue reading »

Jan 272015
 
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Osvaldo Salas exhibit.  Upstairs at Fototeca de Cuba, Havana.

If you are interested in viewing some of the greatest works of Cuban photography, visit Fototeca de Cuba, located in the Plaza Vieja now.  The small gallery is situated in an 18th century two storey blue building at 307 Mercaderes.  Fototeca’s mission is to preserve, study and promote the country’s valuable photographic collection and create a space for the promotion and exhibition of Cuban photography.  Downstairs in the gallery there is usually the work of a contemporary Cuban photographer on display.  Upstairs you can now view the photographs of internationally acclaimed Cuban photojournalist Osvaldo Salas.  This is one of the most valuable collection of photographs of the Fototeca archives.  Entrance is free. Continue reading »