September 26 – December 6, 2009
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) presents ¿What is Cuban Art? Contemporary Cuban art from the collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin. This marks the first public display of this group of works and the first American presentation of many of the works. Over 60 works of art by 28 contemporary Cuban artists have been selected and co-curated by Sandra Levinson from The Center for Cuban Studies in New York, and Rachel Weingeist from The Collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin. The artists, most of them living, work in Cuba, the United States and internationally.
Some artists represented–such as Manual Mendive, Carlos Estévez, Elsa Mora and Sandra Ceballos–have achieved international renown, whereas others are almost unknown outside of Cuba. The exhibit ranges from the most popular to the most intellectual tastes and features work from self-taught and highly trained artists.