Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation

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November 4: Coral Gables

Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation

Coral Gables Museum

The recent thaw in Cuba-US relations has brought a renewed interest in modern architecture on the Island, and to the Cuban roots of architecture projects elsewhere.

Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile takes a unified look at the work of mid-century Cuban architects on the Island and overseas.

Curated by architectural scholars Victor Deupi and Jean-François Lejeune, the exhibition spotlights such noted figures as Eugenio Batista, Mario Romañach, Max Borges, Ricardo Porro, and Nicolás Quintana.

It will also bring to light less well-known architects as Carlos Artaud, Emilio Fernandez, Ermina Odoardo, José Gelabert & Rosa Navia, as well as women artists, like Myrtha Merlo Vega, who are often overlooked.

The show includes vintage photographs, architectural drawings and blueprints, sketches, letters, and a few pieces of architect-designed furniture. It will also include architecture-related work by mid-century artists Hugo Consuegra, Emilio Sánchez, and Daniel Serra Badué.

On view through February 26.

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