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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Navigating the Waves: Contemporary Cuban Photography" opening day

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Alberto Korda, Heroic Guerrilla (Guerillero heroico), 1960, printed 1995, gelatin silver print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase funded by Dan and Mary Solomon. © Estate Alberto Korda

Celebrating the acquisition and promised gift of 300 photographs from Chicago-based collectors Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker, "Navigating the Waves: Contemporary Cuban Photography" traces the evolution of photography’s role in Cuba through 100 images over nearly five decades - from promoting the Revolution in its first decades, to engaging in social and political critique after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and the years following, when Cuban photographers created powerful personal expressions by exploring individual identity, the body and spirit and Afro-Cuban heritage, all while navigating changes in official cultural policy.

The exhibition will be on display through March 16, 2025.

Celebrating the acquisition and promised gift of 300 photographs from Chicago-based collectors Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker, "Navigating the Waves: Contemporary Cuban Photography" traces the evolution of photography’s role in Cuba through 100 images over nearly five decades - from promoting the Revolution in its first decades, to engaging in social and political critique after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union and the years following, when Cuban photographers created powerful personal expressions by exploring individual identity, the body and spirit and Afro-Cuban heritage, all while navigating changes in official cultural policy.

The exhibition will be on display through March 16, 2025.

WHEN

WHERE

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

TICKET INFO

Free-$24

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