Architecture + Urbanism

Remembering Ricardo Porro

Ricardo Porro, the lead designer of Cuba’s National Art Schools, passed away in Paris on Christmas Day. He was 89 years old. Cuban Art News joins in celebrating his influential contributions to Cuban architecture, and architecture worldwide.

Focus on El Vedado: The 2014 Havana Urban Design Charrette

This spring, Havana once again hosted an international group of urban planners and designers, who joined their Cuban colleagues in envisioning new ideas for the district’s waterfronts and Calle Línea.

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 2

Continuing our tour of Cuban art and artists in Beyond the Supersquare with the exhibition’s co-curators, María Inés Rodríguez and Holly Block, the museum’s executive director.

Photo Walk-Through: “Beyond the Supersquare,” Part 1

Last week, co-curators Holly Block and María Inés Rodríguez gave a tour of Beyond the Supersquare, the new show at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. An international look at the influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art, the show included several artists from Cuba—so many that we couldn’t fit all the photos into one article. Part 2 follows immediately after.

Update: Public Art in Havana, Afro-Cuban in Vancouver, and Art Meets Architecture in the...

Public art gets a thoughtful examination in Havana as Without Masks brings Afro-Cuban art to Vancouver. Two Cuban architects conjure up an island courtyard as common ground at the Queens Museum, and Latin American and Caribbean architecture takes on the role of creative muse at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Plus solo shows by Ricardo Brey, Elio Rodríguez, Zilia Sánchez, Armando Mariño, and Carlos Estévez.