Together with the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and CRI, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center is sponsoring a panel discussion on the current status and future prospects of Cuba's tourist industry.
With more than 100 works featured, this exhibit showcases one of the largest compendiums of Cuban art shown in the United States, offering new insights into the relationship between Cuban culture and the rest of the world.
Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 de Soto Blvd., Coral Gables
Join the Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a special presentation exploring the life and times of Cuban writer and dissident Reinaldo Arenas. The event will feature personal reflections by members of the South Florida community who knew Arenas, along with music from the opera "Before Night Falls" by Cuban-American composer Jorge Martín.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms
The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of Cuba and its diaspora. This year's meeting will be dedicated to the distinguished Cuban collector, researcher, and author Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala.
Coordinated by Dr. Iraida López, this public reading will offer an opportunity to hear from younger fiction writers of Cuban origin Chantel Acevedo, Jennine Capó Crucet, Vanessa García, Ana Menéndez, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés.
Despite Puerto Rico's ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. In this book, Dr. Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved "Isla del Encanto."
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Green Library 220
Codirected by Oneyda González and Gustavo Pérez, "Severo Secreto" is an extended visual essay on the life of the prominent Cuban exile writer Severo Sarduy, the creator of the concept of the Neo-Baroque in literature.
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
Marilyn Solaya's award-winning film about a Cuban transexual will be shown and discussed with the director at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, with the cosponsorship of FIU's Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, Cuban Research Institute, and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.
This panel discussion, including Drs. Alejandro Portes, Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez, and Richard Tardanico, will focus on how the children of immigrants are coping with the challenges of adaptation to Spanish society.
Based on interviews with Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans living in New York City, Dr. Melissa Fuster reviews differences in how traditional Hispanic Caribbean cuisines are defined and experienced by these communities.
Join the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection, which will sponsor an illustrated lecture by Jessica Clemente on the official originator of Cuba's national dance in the late 19th century.
Frost Art Museum, FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami
This conference and book project will delve into the defining moments of Cuba's artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, history, literary criticism, and cultural studies.
Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz will look at the formative influences on Mendive's early work and will explore his mainstream academic training, the contextual impact of his local community, and the effect of his African consciousness, specifically the strands of Yoruba culture present in his Cuban heritage.
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
In director Fernando Pérez's latest film, Havana is a crumbling dowager-in-waiting whose lover has overstayed his absence beyond expectation. Pérez is Cuba's greatest living filmmaker and "Last Days in Havana" is his finest film to date.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL
The renowned Cuban pianist will play songs from the Cuban, Spanish, Latin American, and international repertoire. His guests will be singer Cristy Arias, guitarist Juan Areco, and dancers Darcy and Odaray.
FIU's Exile Studies Program and Department of English, together with the Cuban Research Institute, invite you to a panel discussion with Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, the Betsy/FIU Scholar/Writer-in-Residence during the fall semester of 2017.
In his work, the Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada often explores the themes of loss, decay, and rebirth. This documentary, directed by Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, endeavors to explain how Calzada's personal and spiritual loss, as remembered or imagined from afar, has affected his art and imagery.
This short documentary directed by Richard Abella examines Ernest Hemingway's life and work in Key West, Florida (1931–39), and the outskirts of Havana, Cuba (1939–60). In addition to the director, a panel discussion will include the film's cowriter and narrator Raúl Villareal, and FIU Spanish professor Ricardo Castells.
Through the format of the graphic novel, Anna Veltfort offers a glimpse into a chapter of Cuban history that has never been told before, as she recounts the years she and her family spent in Havana during the 1960s and early 1970s.
An unprecedented examination of Rafael Soriano's work, this exhibition curated by Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta focuses on the multiple influences that nurtured a style where, in Soriano's words, "the intimate and the cosmic converge."
Danny González Lucena's documentary focuses on the Harvard Summer School for Cuban Teachers, which brought nearly 1,300 Cubans to Cambridge in 1900. The goals of the program were to provide educational and cultural enrichment for the teachers and to forge closer ties between Cuba and the United States.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison 353
Alberto Sosa Cabanas, the recipient of the 2017 Eliana S. Rivero Scholarship in Cuban Studies, will explore multiple visual expressions, particularly samples from Cuban ethnographic photography and pictorial works, as a way to understand the negotiation of Cuban racial imaginaries and politics.
Moderated by Professor Heather Russell and composed of prominent scholars, writers, journalists, and community leaders, the panel is a collaborative effort among the Department of English, the Exile Studies Program, the Betsy South Beach Hotel, and the Cuban Research Institute.
Written in verse, with excerpts from José Martí's seminal "Versos sencillos," Emma Otheguy's bilingual book is a beautiful tribute to a brilliant political writer and courageous fighter of freedom for all men and women.
Join the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, which will present and discuss the interim results of an oral history project conducted in cooperation with Post Bellum, a Czech nongovernmental, nonprofit organization.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business Complex
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for a discussion of the complex questions surrounding the role of memory in our public discourse regarding conflict and reconciliation.
FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St, Miami
The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 13th installment of its annual concert series. This year's concert will be dedicated to Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, in memory of the renowned Cuban saxophonist and former FIU music professor, Carlos Averhoff, Sr.