Cuba has nurtured vibrant and distinct artistic traditions—some with ties to Europe and North America, others unique to the island nation. Woven into the tapestry of its rich cultural heritage are Precolumbian arts and breathtaking colonial cities, powerful Afro-Cuban imagery, distinctive modernist and vanguard schools of painting and architecture, and a compelling contemporary arts scene recognized throughout the world today. This series provides an introduction to the arts and architecture of Cuba against the backdrop of the country's complex political and social history.
"From Precolumbian Cuba to the Creation of Colonial Havana"
Jerrilynn Dodds, Dean, Sarah Lawrence College
Recorded October 21, 2015