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

New Orleans, LA

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

“¡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:, or Valerie McGinley Marshall (504) 865-5164, email:

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Upcoming Events

Why Marronage Still Matters: Lecture with Dr. Neil Roberts

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What is the opposite of freedom? Dr. Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial to his investigation is the concept ofmarronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space.In this lecture, Roberts will explore how what he calls the “post-Western” concept and practice of marronage—of flight—bears on our world today.

This event is sponsored by the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies, Department of French and Italian.
For more information contact Ryan Joyce at or Fayçal Falaky at

Newcomb Art Museum to host María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for Gallery Talk

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Join us at the Newcomb Art Museum in welcoming Mexican artists María José de la Macorra and Eric Peréz for a noontime gallery talk as they discuss the current exhibition Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics (which features works by María José de la Macorra) and the focus and process of their work. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Newcomb Art Museum is featuring two ceramic exhibitions entitled Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: kibe

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Bate Papo! Try a bit of Brazil’s Middle Eastern flavor with these kibe treats. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Loyola University to host talk by Ward Churchill on Indigenism in North America

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Loyola University is excited to welcome acclaimed activist-intellectual Ward Churchill, author of the new book Wielding Words like Weapons: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1995–2005 and 30 Year Anniversary edition of Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America.

Ward will give an explanation of indigenism, moving from there to the concepts of the Fourth World and the three-legged stool of classic, internal, and settler-state colonialism. He will discuss historical and ongoing genocide of North America’s native peoples and the systematic distortion of the political and legal history of U.S.-Indian relations.

A prolific American Indian scholar/activist, Ward Churchill is a founding member of the Rainbow Council of Elders, and longtime member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. In addition to his numerous works on indigenous history, he has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy and the repression of political dissent, including the FBI’s COINTELPRO operations against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement. Five of his more than 20 books have received human rights awards.

Please contact Nathan Henne ( for additional information.

Sponsored by
The Loyola Latin American Studies Program
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola
The Department of Language and Cultures
The Department of English

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim

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Bate Papo! Drop by the LBC mezzanine floor for a slice of manioc sponge cake. We will be spread out across the green couches so come by to take a load off and chat for a bit. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Romeo & Julieta

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Bate Papo! Join us once again in the LBC mezzanine area to sample the most romantic treat in all of Brazil: Romeo & Julieta. Never heard of it? Come give it a try! It is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before… This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at