Cuba Week kicks of in Daytona Florida
Posted: 18 January 2008 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]
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To round out the experience offered by its “Great Masters of Cuban Art: 1800 to 1958” exhibit, the Museum of Arts and Sciences is launching a series of events with Saturday’s “Havana: Day and Night” lecture and book-signing.

Collector Ramiro Fernandez, author of “I was Cuba” will discuss Cuban photography at 2 p.m., and Gary Libby, the museum’s director emeritus and co-author of “Cuba: A History in Art,” will join him at the 3 p.m. book-signing.

Other activities set for the next seven days are as follows:

SUNDAY: MOAS Presents Cuba: 11:30 a.m., exhibit presentation by curator David Swoyer; 12:30 p.m., performance of Cuban guitar music by Luis Zengotita; 2 p.m., curator Cynthia Duval visits the Cuban exhibit; 3 p.m., presentation of Latin dance by the Lawrence Dance Studio; 4 p.m., screening of the movie “The Lost City.”

MONDAY: “Life in Cuba”: 1 p.m., slide lecture by museum specialist Juan Junco; 2 p.m., Junco tour of the exhibit; 3 p.m., screening of “The Buena Vista Social Club.”

TUESDAY: “The World of Cuban Art”: 1 p.m., exhibit tour with Gary Libby; 2 p.m., Libby book-signing; 3 p.m., screening of “Great Day in Havana.”

WEDNESDAY: “Learn About Cuba”: 11 a.m., “Seven Keys to the Mysteries of Cuban Culture,” lecture by Luis Martinez-Fernandez, University of Central Florida history professor; 1 p.m., talk by Nicolas Quintana, Florida International University architecture professor; 2 p.m., MOAS curators join Martinez-Fernandez, Quintana and Juan Martinez, Libby’s co-author on “Cuba: A History in Art,” for a gallery experience about Cuban art; 3 p.m., book-signing by Martinez-Fernandez.

THURSDAY: “A Walk Through the Cuban Landscape”: 1 p.m., Cuba’s natural history, with MOAS education curator Zach Zacharias; 2 p.m., screening of “Nature: The Wild Side of Paradise”; 3 p.m., exhibit talk by Zacharias.

JAN. 25: “Cuban Artists: Masters of Illusion”: 1 p.m., screening of “Masters of Illusion”; 1:30 p.m., discussion of Renaissance influence on Cuban art, by Cynthia Duval; 2:30 p.m., Cuban exhibit, by Duval.

—Laura Stewart

If You Go

WHAT: Cuba Week, in conjunction with “Great Masters of Cuban Art: 1800-1958”

WHEN: Saturday through Jan. 25; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

ADMISSION: These events are included with regular museum admission: $12.95 adults; $10.95 senior citizens and students; $6.95 children 6-17. For more information, visit or call 386-255-0285


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