A diverse crowd came out to participate in CAM Club’s first major event: the Salsa Social. The social was designed to introduce USF students and the community to the history and techniques of salsa dancing. Deputy Director and Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, Noel Smith, gave a brief introduction and shared a video […]Read more "Walking with Style: CAM Club’s Salsa Social, Guest Post by Jasmin Noble"
RE-FRAME is part of USFCAM’s ongoing efforts to find new methods for sharing resources and creative capital with the community.Read more
Cuba played an important role in the development of 19th century Tampa and the 1880s dramatically altered Tampa’s future. In 1886, Spanish born Vicente Martínez Ybor chose Tampa as the site of a cigar-manufacturing center in what is now a section of Tampa called Ybor City.Read more "Consciousness of Classes: A Story About Ybor City, Cuba and Cigars"
Cuban marble has a rich and eclectic heritage that mirrors the country’s social and political past. Cities such as Havana were built following the 1573 Ordinance of Spanish King Philip II that required a Spanish style cathedral, administrative buildings, and a governor’s palace to line the central plaza.Read more "Architecture of Power: A Story About Cuban Marble"
For the David Claerbout exhibition at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum, the exhibition designer in conjunction with the artist’s studio has formed the space to incorporate four video installations by the artist.Read more "A Monumental Young Elvis Made Digital: Guest Post by Jeanie Ambrosio"
On June 22, 2017, USFCAM presented a free film screening of Cotton Comes to Harlem as part of its programming for Black Pulp! Noel Smith, USFCAM’s Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, provided a biographical sketch of Chester Himes, the author of the book on which the film was based, and Cheryl Rodriguez, Director of the […]Read more "Cotton Comes To Harlem"
We had big plans for the first annual USF School of Art and Art History study abroad trip to Cuba during Spring Break 2017! Our wonderful idea was to introduce students to the art and culture of Cuba through visits to museums and galleries and meetings with artists. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the program, […]Read more "Cuban Art Impressions: Guest Post by Eric Ondina"