June 5, 2011

Cuba Exhibit at the Getty Museum

From http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/walker_evans_cuba/index.html?utm_source=egetty116&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=egetty116

A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now
May 17–October 2, 2011 at the Getty Center, Los Angeles

A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now looks at three critical periods in the nation's history as witnessed by photographers before, during, and after the country's 1959 Revolution. The exhibition juxtaposes Walker Evans's 1933 images from the end of the Machado dictatorship with views by contemporary foreign photographers Virginia Beahan, Alex Harris, and Alexey Titarenko, who have explored Cuba since the withdrawal of Soviet support in the 1990s.

A third section bridging these two eras presents pictures by Cuban photographers who participated in the 1959 Revolution, including Alberto Korda, Perfecto Romero, and Osvaldo Salas.

Learn more about the exhibit at http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/walker_evans_cuba/index.html
A companion series of lectures and other events dealing with Cuba is also taking place; see the schedule at http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/walker_evans_cuba/events.html

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