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"
Join us on Thursday, June 13, 2017 at 6 pm at CAM for An Ekphrastic Evening. Writers from USF Creative Writing in the Department of English will read ekphrastic works in response to pieces from Black Pulp! and Woke!, and Commune + Co. will be providing free pressure brewed ice coffee. Here are three works among […]Read more "July 13, Art Thursday: An Ekphrastic Evening at CAM"
Cover image: The Black Panther Party Newspaper, March 9, 1969 “They are in effect still trapped in a history which they do not understand and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.” James Baldwin My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation, 1963 On June […]Read more "Prints Providing a Catalyst for Change: A Guest Post by Erin Hughes, MA Candidate"