Past programming

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The Beauty, Humor, and Humanity of America – Iris Nights Series

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith and Not an Ostrich exhibit curator Anne Wilkes Tucker will discuss Highsmith’s decades-long project to photograph America with images from all 50 states.

Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde: I Wish I Could Understand – A History of Cuban Photography

Thu, Mar 1, 2018

According to Fototeca de Cuba Director Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde, “It has been, perhaps, Cuban fate to be a pioneer in many fields.”

Matthew Rolston: Hollywood Royale

Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Veteran Hollywood photographer Matthew Rolston, joined by award-winning journalist and film director Matt Tyrnauer, will engage in a lively discussion of Rolston’s latest project—a book and exhibition of his works from the 1980s.

Andrew Moore: Cuba: The Afterlife of Architecture

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Andrew Moore photographed Cuba over a period of 14 years and his lecture will present an overview of this body of work and his changing perceptions of the country’s architecture.

Cuba Sin Limites: Cuba’s Tech Cultural Revolution

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Inspired by our RESOLVIENDO installation, Jauretsi Saizarbitoria invite you to get a glimpse of the tech-culture revolution in Cuba.

Film Screening and Q & A: “Run Across Cuba”

Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Run Across Cuba follows Cuban-born professor and ultra-marathoner Alexis Garcia as he runs more than 1000 miles from the eastern most tip to the western most end of Cuba.

Luis Gispert: Cheerleaders and Chonga Girls

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Utilizing what he terms a “hip-hop baroque” aesthetic, Luis Gispert will discuss his interdisciplinary work that incorporates photography, sound, sculpture, and video.

Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: On Cuba & Collaboration

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will show and discuss work from a number of projects, beginning with their first collaborative book, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba.

Photography Field Trip: A Night at Don Francisco’s

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Join us for a photography field trip to one of the most photogenic cafés in Los Angeles: Don Francisco’s in Downtown L.A.

Planning for Success: Goal-Setting for Artists

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Art advisor and arts-career consultant A. McLean Emenegger leads this informative practical workshop for professional to aspiring professional artists across all mediums, not just photographers.

Lisette Poole: The Cuban Diaspora

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Lisette Poole will discuss her photographs and provide an intimate look at Cuba and its people, reflecting her experience as part of the diaspora and returning to her mother's homeland to document daily life on the island.
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Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte & Tico Torres: Two Cubans and a Camera

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte and his husband, Tico Torres, have worked together for over 30 years. They will discuss the “Cubanidad” (or “Cuban-ness”) that is reflected in their photos and how, as Cuban-Americans, they’ve never forgotten their Cuban roots, even while being raised in the United States.
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David Alan Harvey: Capturing Cuba

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Harvey’s discussion of his work in Cuba will be informed by his years instructing young photographers in New York City.
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Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now – Artist Conversations

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

In conjunction with the Music Center’s presentation of Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Then, Now—and our exhibit Cuba Is—this event features a panel discussion and live demonstrations by artists and musicians whose work is vital and relevant to the Cuban arts scene of today.
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Avoid the Holiday Rush and Support Your Favorite Museums

Sun, Nov 26, 2017

On November 26, we’ll be joining more than 400 museums across the country to celebrate Museum Store Sunday.
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Tria Giovan: The Cuba Archive: Photography from the 1990s

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Over the course of six years and 12 month-long trips to Cuba in the 1990s, photographer Tria Giovan returned home to New York City with over 25,000 images of the Caribbean island.
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Greg Kahn: Havana Youth

Fri, Nov 3, 2017

Photographer Greg Kahn discusses how youth identity in Cuba is rapidly evolving and redefining what it means to be Cuban.
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Film Screening and Q & A: “Havana Motor Club”

Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Havana Motor Club tells a personal, character-driven story about Cuba's vibrant community of underground drag racers and their quest to hold Cuba's first official car race after the 1959 Revolution.
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Family Fun Weekend

Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Bring the family and help us celebrate our exhibit Cuba Is with a Family Fun Weekend! Join us for two days of Cuban percussion and dance, interactive storytelling, group art activities, interactive Latin musical and dance performances, family photo-ops and bubble fun!

Michael Christopher Brown: Cuba After Fidel

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Michael Christopher Brown discusses his ongoing “Paradiso” project, capturing the lives of Havana youth and the underground electronica music scene populated by “frikis.”