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Art Trips to Cuba 2017 - 2018 Programs

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Havana Art Biennial 2018

The Havana Art Biennial was founded in 1984 and became a significant international event to encourage the most exciting and experimental artistic projects in alternative places all around the city of Havana.

Be part of the 13th Havana Art Biennial with the participation of artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. In addition, during the Havana Art Biennial, the Cuban Art Collateral Exhibit shows the work of 200 Cuban artists in sites all over the city of Havana. Our people-to- people exchanges will take place through conversations with Cuban artists while visiting their studios and exhibits in public and private galleries in Havana.

The Havana Art Biennial encourages not only traditional means to show art but also the most exciting and experimental artistic projects in alternative places all around the city, with the participation of citizens, art schools, primary and secondary students.

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The Trip Experience


Our journey from Tampa, Florida to Havana, Cuba will take 52 flight. Once in Havana we will be greeted by a bilingual Cuban Tour Guide who will be with the group every day during the program. As soon as we get to our bus we will be on our way to accommodations at the NH Capri Hotel. The NH Capri Hotel was fully refurbished and reopened recently. In the evening we will meet for a Welcome Dinner at a Cuban paladar.

NH Hotel Capri


Our first day in Havana will start with a buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by a presentation by a Cuban art expert about art in Cuba and the 13th Havana Art Biennial. After the presentation we will visit the National Museum of Fine Arts - Cuban Collection and Biennial Exhibits.  After lunch we will attend other Biennial activities.


During day 3 we will visit the University of the Arts (ISA) to participate in Biennial activities and share experiences and visions with ceramic, sculpture and engraving professors and students. Two buildings house five schools of the arts. Faculty in the ceramic, sculpture and engraving programs provide a combination of theoretical and practical experiences designed for students pursuing artistic achievements. Here you will have the opportunity of buying artwork from students and faculty. The University of the Arts in Havana is one of 14 higher education institutions built after the revolution delivering in each province graduate and undergraduate degrees in visual arts, music, dance, drama and audiovisual communications. After our visit to ISA we will attend other Biennial activities and enjoy dinner in Old Havana.


On Day 4 we will go to Old Havana to learn about its unique urban sustainability

development project that integrates community and economic development with art. Thes

project is leaded by the Historian of the City of Havana Office. During the tour we will visit

four of the main plazas in Old Havana and participate in Biennial activities and visits.


On this day we will visit the Cuban Art Biennial Exhibit at La Cabaña Fortress and after lunch in Old Havana participate in other Biennial activities.


Biennial Activities


Biennial Activities

DAY 8- Departure



2015 Havana Art Biennial

Art Center Sarasota delegates to the 12th Havana Art Biennial, May 23-30, 2015

Delegates to the 12th Havana Art Biennial, May 23-30, 2015

Delegates to the 12th Havana Art Biennial, June 13-20, 2015


Thank you for being so caring in all you did for us! It was a most "eye opening" experience. The people were warm and wonderful! Its Art was fantastic! It was all so special!

I want to thank you again for the fantastic Cuba trip that I was able to participate in last month. Throughout my life I have traveled a lot and all over the world, but the visit to Cuba facilitated by you will forever be on my Top 10 list. Not only because of the heart and soul you both clearly put into this trip, but also because of the beauty of the country and the Cuban people. I think I did fall in love with both of them - the country and the people! I was quite stunned to see the diversity and quality of the Cuban art scene. The Romerillo visit with the performance art and the different exhibits in the neighborhood were enlightening: what an absolutely wonderful way to contribute to the revival of a neighborhood. The Cuban artists' exhibit at the fortress was spectacular. So much talent and such passionate expression through art. The Pedro Pablo Oliva studio visit was a once - in - a - lifetime experience.
Markus Dobler, M.S. MFT

We left feeling very connected to Cuba. For the most part we (U.S. citizens) were very well received despite of the hardship. The Cuban people are proud, positive and beautiful.
Steward & Francene Tabak

Having experienced the happy, friendly Cuban people I feel so appreciative being able to say I love Cubans and adore their music and feel sorry that it has taken so long for this new beginning between our countries.
Susan Von Gries

I understand more clearly how Cuban people live and what are their challenges and see that the artistic drive for creating is universal.
Judy Levine

Astounded at quality of Cuban art!. Love the Cuban people.
Jack Winberg

12th Havana Biennial