About this tour

Cuban Art Through the Ages takes participants on a whirlwind tour of Cuban art through visits to galleries and studio spaces. The day will begin we a guided visit to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The gallery holds works of arts executed in Cuba or by Cuban artists. The collection begins with colonial art produced under Spanish rule by predominantly European artists and extends to works produced by Cuban artists dating up until the 1990s.  Following this, the tour will go on to the studio of Cuban artist Nelson Domínguez.

After stopping for lunch at the trendy and outstanding restaurant 304 O’Reilly, located just next door, the tour will continue on to the Factoría Habana. The gallery has been heralded as one of the most important spaces for contemporary Cuban art, run officially by the state but behind the scenes privately by Spanish Collector Concha Fontenla. Participants will then be taken to La Mina studio complex, a short walk from the gallery. Here guests will be privy to the private workspaces and bodies of works by Roberto Fabelo, Zaida del Río, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Ernesto Rancaño, Carlos Guzmán and Ángel Ramírez.

The last part of the tour will take place in the Vedado area of Havana. The tour will culminate with a visit to the studio of young Cuban artist Rafael Villares. The artist, having graduated from the Instituto Superior de Artes in 2015, represents the youngest contingent of Cuban contemporary artists. This will then be followed by a trip to the hipster centre—the Fabrica de Arte Cubano in the evening, where guests will be taken around the latest exhibition on show and then left to their own devices to enjoy the different forms of art on offer at the complex.  

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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.

Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Fábrica de Arte Cubano occupies the heart of Vedado nightlife and the Cuban art scene. The gallery space is used to exhibit Cuba's youngest and most hip artists.

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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