Built in the early 1960s, Cuba’s National Art Schools (now part of the Instituto Superior de Artes, or ISA) have long been regarded as a landmark in modern international architecture. A recently announced grant from the Getty Foundation lays the groundwork for a broader restoration project.
From an essay on Cuban art collecting to a Billboard take on "el paquete" and the island’s music industry, this season has brought in-depth, thought-provoking coverage of Cuban art and culture. Here are our picks for must-read stories, plus a video.
Anthony García, winner of the 2017 CINTAS Prize in Architecture & Design, talks with Rosa Lowinger about tactical urbanism, cubanidad, and his CINTAS proposal, the Bungalow Project. Its goal: To help save the community and architectural fabric of Little Havana.
This year was marked by the deaths of several people whose achievements helped shape art on the island and internationally. We close 2017 by remembering individuals who made their mark on Cuban art and culture.
From baroque to midcentury modern to eclectico cubano, many of the island’s historic structures are embellished with decorative features and integral artworks. In an article adapted from the Getty Conservation Institute newsletter, Rosa Lowinger talks about steps being taken to preserve some of the most visible elements of Cuba’s architectural patrimony.