EXHIBIT "Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950" o0n view until May 21, 2017 (hispanichouston.com)

EXHIBIT “Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950”

Arts & Entertainment, Exhibits

Date/Time
May. 01, 2017

Location
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005


WHAT: Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950

WHEN: March 5, 2017 to May 21, 2017

WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

MORE INFO: https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/adios-utopia-dreams-deceptions-cuban-art-since-1950

Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 looks at how Cuba’s revolutionary aspirations for social utopia—and subsequent disillusionment—shaped 65 years of Cuban art. The exhibition brings together more than 100 of the most important works of painting, graphic design, photography, video, installation, and performance created by more than 50 Cuban artists and designers.

Anchored by key moments of 20th- and 21st-century Cuban history, Adiós Utopia is the most comprehensive and significant presentation of modern and contemporary Cuban art shown in the United States since 1944, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented Modern Cuban Painters.

Although many artists have emigrated from Cuba to live and work abroad, Adiós Utopia focuses on the untold narrative of those artists who remained in Cuba or whose careers took off after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution. Through a selection of pivotal artworks—created in each of six decades since 1950—the exhibition explores Cuba’s artistic production through the lens of utopia, both its construction and its deconstruction. Adiós Utopia introduces U.S. audiences to key events in Cuban history and explores how this history affected individual artists, shaped the character of art produced on the island, and conditioned the reception of Cuban art both in Cuba and abroad.

Entry to this exhibition is included with your Museum admission.
Museum members receive free general admission.

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