You will be accompanied by one of Cubartours art specialists. The tour will begin with a two-hour guided visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts and continue onto the studios and houses of famous living Old Master artists.
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The tour, led by one of Cubartours art specialists, will begin with a two-hour guided visit of the country’s most affluent collection, the National Museum of Fine Arts. The collection starts with the establishment of the fine arts under Spanish colonial rule exploring the ostentation styles, coupled with delicate romanticism and the striking Baroque. The collection moves from colonial art to that of the vanguard and finishes with post- Revolutionary Cuban art, the latest works being from the 1990s.
Following an introduction to the foundations of the Cuban art scene, Cubartours Old Masters Art Tour will take participants to the studios and houses of famous living Old Master artists, such as Roberto Fabelo, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Zaida del Río, Nelson Dominguez and Eduardo Roca (Choco). Giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the island’s most historical figures from the art world, Cuba Art Tours will facilitate and ensure that your exploration of Cuban art is accessible and enjoyable.
The Art Tour provides a rare and perfectly curated opportunity to experience the pulsating life of Cuban art and artists, immersing oneself into the surroundings from whence Cuban art was born. Book now to ensure you do not miss out on Cuba’s artistic wealth.
* On this open tour you will have the opportunity to meet new people and share your ideas with them. You will experience the city from the perspective of a local. In this cultural tour, the tour leader selected will show a deep knowledge of the subject and offers you useful advices if you really want to live the local culture.
If you prefer a private and customized route, adapted to your way of traveling, take a look at our routes to have them as a reference, and tell us what you want. We will adapt everything to your taste and measure.
Available for Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Thursday,April 19, 2018.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
Friday, May 18, 2018
please note: Lunch costs are not included in the tour price.
Camila López Rodríguez, having graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Art History in 2015, is a young professor at the Faculty of Arts and Literature at the University of Havana, as well as an Art Consultant for Cubartours. Focused on art studies, she has taught courses on Appreciation and History of Music and Cuban Music in the University, as well as having shared teaching opportunities in subjects such as Contemporary Universal Art and Cuban Art.
Her experience ranges from Student Assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Literature, (University of Havana) to Professor of the Department of Art History. She has also worked on book presentations, catalogues and other publications. She has been a participant in the Staff Organizers of some events such as the presentation of the book The Inevitable Space Alexandre Arrechea (Jaca), of Cristina Vives at the National Museum of Fine Arts. She has also written for some of the platforms of Cuban contemporary art and has worked with them. She has received various art courses taught by Cuban and foreign teachers as well as text editing.
In her work as an art history teacher, she has lectured at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) as well as having taught a group of Austrian students at Multicine Infanta. Camila is a member of LASA (Latin American Studies Association) and participated in New York with a lecture at the 50th Anniversary Congress of this association. She is constantly updated and immersed in the Cuban art scene and has a theoretical and practical knowledge of what happens both with the already consecrated Cuban art and with the new emerging generations. Camila works as an Art Consultant with Cubartours.
Samuel Puentes is a young architect graduated in 2015 from the Institute Jose Antonio Echeverria. He has been involved in diverse projects that go from remodel spaces to conceive new spaces in the city. He collaborated with the Architect Kiovet Sanchez in the project of the Hostal Santa Clara in Old Havana, and inside the project Arte y Corte he had the opportunity to restructure the school Jinete Chullima for children who live in the oldest municipality of Havana. During 2015 he worked as a professor in the Summer Workshop at Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC). Puentes wrote the article “Boxing Cuba. From the Backyards to Word Championship” for the German magazine Hirmer Verlag. In 2016 with a group of young architects created Studio Abierto, dedicated to the development of investigations, national and international contests, social and private projects. Samuel have been teaching the history of architecture from its must diverse point of views always related with the history of Cuba.
Beatriz Laffita works as a professor at the University of Havana since 2009. She finished her studies in Art History at the same center, and was selected as one of the best students to be part of the team at the Faculty of Arts and Letters. She has been focused in African and Spanish art and also knows profundly the Cuban art through its differents periods.
Beside the Art History she has exprerience working with Audiovisual Studies and Artistic Culture Theory. Also she works as an art critic where she developed writing skills. Also she has publish articles related with cultural studies and made presentations for a diverse public.
Beatriz will guide the participants in the tours around the main museums, galleries and art spaces in Havana. Beatriz is fluent in Spanish, English, French and little of German.
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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.
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!
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.