November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Meet Jorge Duany—author of Picturing Cuba
Picturing Cuba explores the evolution of Cuban visual art and its links to cubanía, or Cuban cultural identity. Featuring artwork from the Spanish colonial, republican, and post revolutionary periods of Cuban history, as well as the contemporary diaspora, these richly illustrated essays trace the creation of Cuban art through shifting political, social, and cultural circumstances.
About the Author: Jorge Duany is director of the Cuban Research Institute and professor of anthropology at Florida International University. He is the author of several books, including Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana and Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States.