The Republic through the Eyes of its Artists

May 6 – July 15, 2017

Curated by Irina Leyva-Perez and Alejandro Machado

The Republic through the Eyes of its Artists

Eduardo Abela, Cundo Bermúdez, Fidelio Ponce, Amelia Peláez, Agustín Cárdenas, Roberto Diago Sr., Wifredo Lam, Mario Carreño, Carlos Enríquez, José Sicre, Víctor Manuel García, José Bencomo Mena, Leopoldo Romañach, Domingo Ramos, Hugo Consuegra, Guido Llinas, Raúl Martínez, Lolo Soldevilla, Ángel Acosta León

La República vista por sus artistas (the Republic through the eyes of its artists) is a survey of Cuban art created on the island in the first half of the 20th century. The purpose of this show is to pay homage to the birth of the Cuban Republic, founded on May 20th, 1902, and ending in 1959 with the Cuban Revolution. Historical moments can always be understood through the art of their time, and Cuba is no exception. Our premise is to look at the Republic through the work of its artists, who gave shape and color to their Nation: they perpetuated in the memory of Cuban culture the complex thread which results in the birth of a new historical period. Once liberated from the Spanish crown, Cuba began to discover for the first time its own identity.

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