Sandra Ramos. En Mi Carcel de Papel (In My Paper Jail), (detail of triptych), 2004. Mixed media on canvas

Diaspora, Identity, and Race: Cuba Today

March 22, 2011 to June 26, 2011

Curated by graduate student Ashley Gibson, the exhibition tackles issues that have long been taboo in Cuban socialist society. Since the early 1990s, Cuban artists and intellectuals have investigated the many complex identities that exist within Cuba and which reflect the intermingling of Africa, Europe, and Asia in the Caribbean. Afro-Cuban religion and culture have become important themes in the work of contemporary Cuban artists, revealing the persistence of racism in Cuba today.