Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

¡Sí Cuba!: A Citywide Celebration of Cuban Art and Culture

January 1st, 2010 - April 30th, 2010

Location
New Orleans, LA

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events.

‘€œ¡Sí Cuba!,‘€ a major citywide presentation of arts, music, and culture related to Cuba, will take place in New Orleans starting in January and continuing through the spring of 2010. ¡Sí Cuba! is a collaborative venture between museums, universities, galleries, and other arts organizations in New Orleans. The project is anchored around the upcoming exhibition at the Newcomb Art Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba, featuring over fifty works by 27 Cuban artists working in various media, highlighting the latest trends in contemporary Cuban art. Developed by the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Polaridad Complementaria is organized by Margarita Sánchez, curator, and Jorge Fernández, director and will open in New Orleans on January 16th at both venues. For more on Polaridad Complementaria read the Stone Center’s news announcement.

The show was developed by the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, in collaboration with the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition was funded in part by Maybank Industries, Charleston, SC. Additional support is provided by the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust and Julie McCollam, New Orleans, LA.

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Collaborating organizations presenting exhibitions or educational programs include: Antenna Gallery, Arthur Roger Gallery, CubaNOLA Arts Collective, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, The Latin American Library of Tulane University, LeMieux Galleries, Louisiana ArtWorks, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Taylor Bercier Fine Art Gallery, Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center.

In celebration of ¡Sí Cuba!, the following organizations and galleries will be presenting Cuban exhibitions and related programming:

  • Antenna Gallery, “Cuba, Now!” (January 9-February 7; opens January 9, 6-9 pm; book signing Thursday, January 14, 7-9 pm)
  • Arthur Roger Gallery, Luis Cruz Azaceta (January 9-February 27)
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Mario Petrirena installation (January 14-April 11)
  • A Gallery For Fine Photography, “Cuba Now,” Photographs by Richard Sexton; “Cuba Then,” Photographs by William Henry Jackson and E.O. Goldbeck (January 9-February 28)
  • Heriard-Cimino Gallery, “Fragment of Journeys” by José Bedia (January 9-March 3)
  • The Historic New Orleans Collection, “Louisiana and Cuba: Multiple Perspectives” (January 19-April 17)
  • Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, “Inside/Outside” by Angel Delgado (January 5-February 20)
  • The Latin American Library, Tulane University, “See Cuba: A Century of Images from the Latin American Library, 1859 – 1959” (January 16-June 16; opening and copa de champaña, Saturday, January 16, 5-6 pm)
  • LeMieux Galleries, “Cuba in the 1930s” by Paul Ninas (January 9-30)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahalia Jackson Theater, Pan-American Life Fiesta Sinfónica (March 6, 8 pm)
  • Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” (January 16-March 14; opening Saturday, January 16, 6-9 pm)
  • New Orleans Film Society, film screening: I am Cuba (February 4, 7:30 pm at the Contemporary Arts Center)
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, Luis Cruz Azaceta: “Swimming to Havana” (December 18-March 28) and “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” (January 16-March 14; opening Saturday, January 16, 5:30-8 pm)
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a site-specific installation by José Bedia, Mario Petrirena: “Soul House, and Jorge Otero: Unrestored Miami” (January 14-April 11)
  • Taylor Bercier Fine Art Gallery, “Soliloquy” by Carlos Estévez, (January 7-March 7)
  • Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, “Las Americas: Recent Films from Latin America” (February 19-March 11) and “He Who Hits First, Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez” (February 10-11, 7:30 pm)

More venues and events, including music, film screenings, educational events, performances, and culinary experiences to be announced.

Press contact: For more information and images please contact Teresa Parker Farris, Marketing Coordinator, (504) 361-2406; email: tpfarris@tulane.edu, or Valerie McGinley Marshall (504) 865-5164, email: vmcgmar@tulane.edu.

To add an event to the Sí Cuba listings, please email: modcontemporary@yahoo.com

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Lecture/Screening: Emma Christopher, "The Amistad Mutineers' Countrymen: a Rebellious Caribbean Diaspora"

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Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is the director, producer and researcher of They Are We, (New York: Icarus Film, 2014) which won five Best Documentary Awards, featured widely in the media, and was chosen as the United Nations’ Remembrance of Slavery film 2015. It has screened in more than 70 countries around the world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the film and Emma’s work as, “an inspiration; a victory over slavery”. They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. Her current project continues that research.

Professor Christopher’s latest book is called Freedom in White and Black and is the story of the only two men shipped to Australia as convicts for the crime of slave trading, and the enslaved men, women and children rescued from them. She previously published Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Merciless Place (New York (Oxford University Press, 2011), which won both the Kay Daniels and Ernest Scott prizes. She is the co-editor, with Marcus Rediker and Cassandra Pybus, of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (University of California Press, 2007). She is an anti-slavery campaigner and previously worked at Anti-Slavery Australia. Co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center and the Tulane Department of History.

Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies, Amistad Research Center, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, History Department

Roots of Immigration: Educator Workshop

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ROOTS OF IMMIGRATION
Educator Workshop

Explore the roots of immigration in this important and timely professional development workshop for teachers of grades 6-12. This workshop will provide participants with the resources and important tools to teach about immigration in the United States and discover strategies to increase inclusivity and enhance your teaching on the topic. This workshop will incorporate the first-hand experiences of immigration lawyers working with families, historians and education faculty. Participants will learn about the free resources available through Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and through S.S.NOLA, a resource of Tulane’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.

Cost is $5 if registered by August 26.

Workshop includes a light dinner, resources and a certificate of completion.

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Latin American Library Open House

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The annual Open House at the Latin American Library is an opportunity for the Tulane and greater New Orleans community to come together and celebrate the collections and services at the Latin American Library. For this event, LAL has prepared an exhibit of some recent acquisitions.

Along the side gallery wall to the right of the main entrance, photos by Colombian photo journalist Viki Ospina are featured. During her 44-year career working for news outlets and on documentary films, Ospina has captured candid shots of collective experiences, throughout Colombia. The images on display here offer a window into the 400 images recently acquired by the Latin American Library.

2019 CLASP Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop

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Friday, September 27, 2019
11am-12pm
Author reading with Francie Latour
Location: Hispanic Reading Room

1-1:45pm
Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh ‘€” Maya Codices
Location: Library of Congress, LJ-119
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.
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5-7:30pm
Américas Award Ceremony
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.
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Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negron

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Aleman interviews Puerto Rican writer Luis Negron about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the author

Luis Negron was born in Puerto Rico and is a writer, film critic, and bookseller. The English translation of his short-story collection Mundo Cruel, a work originally published in Spanish in 2010, won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award. Negron has also written a brief collection of chronicles, Los tres golpes (2016), and served as the editor of Los otros cuerpos: Antología de temática gay, lésbica, y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora (2007). His film reviews have appeared in periodicals like Boston’s La semana (Boston) and Puerto Rico’s Claridad and El poeta.

Annual Celebración Latina

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The Stone Center started the annual family festival, Celebración Latina in 2004 to inaugurate the Pebbles Center. Since then, it has outgrown the original location at Laurence Square, outside the Pebbles Center to now be hosted by the Audubon Zoo. Fifteen years later, this festival now welcomes thousands of families to the zoo to explore the Jaguar Jungle and all the other creatures at the zoo. The festival is held at the Capital One Stage near the sea lions. Come join us for this year’s festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and enjoy the fall weather.
It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children‘€™s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants.

Guests can visit with Community Partners to receive free wellness and social service information. Young people of all ages can create a special take-home souvenir at the Kids Tent. Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. The event is free with Zoo admission, Audubon Nature Institute membership or a ticket which will be distributed by the Stone Center in late September.