BEST SPOTS FOR ART LOVERS IN HAVANA, CUBA
I went to Cuba a few months ago. Here are some of my favorite spots for art in Havana, with my photos from the trip. 🎨✌🏼️
- •Taller Experimental de Grafica: If you're into art, you must stop by this cooperative printmaking studio. The front is a gallery of works from the collective's artists, and the back is the actual print studio, and you're able to access both spaces and talk to the artists about their work. Some of the best affordable art in the city.
- •Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Havana has a lot of great museums but this one is my personal favorite. It's a fine-arts museum that houses works by Cuban artists. You can easily spend a whole day wandering around here. Photo is from Alexandre Arrechea's exhibition for the Havana Biennial, titled "El Mapa Del Silencio" (The Map of Silence).
- •Factoria Habana: One of many great art galleries in Havana. This piece is from René Francisco Rodríguez's "Entropía" at Factoria Habana, which was part of the Havana Biennial.
- •Fusterlandia: Home of the famous Cuban artist Fuster, whose property (including an art gallery, workshop, and his home) is sort of a cross between the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and the Watts Towers but on a much bigger scale. The surrounding neighborhood is also Fustered up, with mosaics covering the front gates to many nearby homes. Spectacular!
- •National Art Schools: Only students can access the campus but you can still see these remarkable buildings from the street. If you're unfamiliar with them, I highly recommend you watch the documentary Unfinished Spaces, which came out a few years ago, to learn more about the schools' fascinating history
- •Bacardi Building: Not art-related. But amazing views of the city from this gorgeous historic building.
- •Malecón: Because you can't go to Havana and not spend time on the Malecón. Walk along the waterfront to see lots of beautiful old historic buildings (many of which are crumbling, sadly) and classic cars.