About this tour

Cubartour’s 3 Day- 3 Generations Tour covers the three contemporary stand-out ages of Cuban art that are held at the heart of Cubartours, the generation of the 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s, and the millennials. The tour combines the essence of the one day tours and expands in certain areas adding to the holistic approach of this tour.  

Day 1 begins with a tour of the maze-like Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Accompanied by our specialist art consultants, we will ensure that the beauty of this collection is unfurled before your very eyes through an in-depth explanation of the periods, movements and landmark pieces from Cuban art history. The collection ends at where the studio tours will begin. Day 1 will cover artists who emerged in the 60s and 70s, artists that re-illustrated Cuban identity in the post-Revolution period. Participants will visit the studios of Choco, Nelson Domínguez and Manuel Mendive. All artists are renowned for their specific signature style and formed part of the generation that prepared the platform for the flourish of artists that will be explored in Day 2.

Day 2 focuses on artists who emerged during the 80s and 90s, this generation is most commonly known as the New Cuban art generation. New why? The generation of the 80s, it is argued, reinvented Cuban art, in a climate of a more liberal approach to culture. They are also associated with the establishment of the new centre of artistic studies el Instituto Superior de Artes. Day 2 will explore the works at Studio 66, with a private discussion with founder Sandra Contreras, followed by a trip to the studios at La Mina. Here participants will see the works of Ernesto Rancaño, Ángle Ramírez and Carlos Guzmán. After a short trip to the second most important art institution in Cuba, the Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales, guests will visit the studios of Rene Francisco and Kcho.

Day 3 will explore artistic institutions and the studios of what we call Young Masters, the artists who emerged post-millennium. As well as visiting the studios of artists such as Adonis Ferro, Rafael Villares, Niels Reyes and José Manuel Mesías, the tour will explore the collections and temporary exhibitions at the Galería Villa Manuela and the Galería Habana. The Galería Villa Manuela, working in tandem with the Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), regularly exhibits work from UNEAC members, hosting on average 10 exhibitions a year. The Galería Habana has a history of publicising Cuban art across the world and regularly features at Art Fairs worldwide.

Be sure to join Cubartours on our three-day exploration of the Cuban art scene. We can guarantee you that you will leave having an insight into the private lives of Cuban artists and Cuban institutions.

 

 

itinerary

Food and Drink

Paladar Los Mercaderes

This private restaurant in a historic building has to be one of Cuba's most refined paladares for ambience, service and food, both Cuban and international.

O'Reilly 304

Specialising in gins, it is one of the only Gin Bar-Restaurants in Havana, its decorative and thematic inspiration coming from an East London hipster style bar.

Café Laurent

Just few blocks from Havana's Malecón, overlooking the sparkeling city, you will find a true jewel of International and Mediterranean cuisine.

places you will visit

artists

featured in this tour

our team

Show More
Show More
Show More

$300.00

book now

happy customers

The tour was incredible -the most enjoyable thing I did in Havana. The artists you guys chose were so interesting and it was nice to see the broad spectrum of art in Cuba. I'm so happy I booked this, all the girls were so friendly and knowledgeable.

Taleen Setrakian

Jasmine curated one of the most incredible arts experiences we've had. Anyone who is a genuine art lover and interested in connecting with the source of these works should go on a tour. It is truly an elevated experience--5 stars all around!

Karla Braun

The tour was insightful and interesting. We had the rare experience to see works of art up close and personal, as well as the chance to discuss those works with the artists themselves. An experience I never would have had if it were not for this tour.

Natasha Persun