Unlike more traditional art galleries in Havana, where people contemplate art solemnly, Cuban Art Factory (FAC) is a place to enjoy visual arts in combination with other forms of art (live music, performances, dance) and enjoyment (food and drinks). This art space is the uncontested new center of cultural nightlife in Cuba and one of the 20 places that you shouldn’t miss in Havana.
Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), Calle 26, Vedado, Havana, Cuba, +53 7 8382260
The two buildings that house Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts—one devoted to Cuban art, the other to international art—hold regular exhibitions by Cuban and foreign artists. A hall for temporary exhibitions on the third floor of the Cuban art building and ample space in the left wing of the first floor of the international collection building are the places to visit for those interested in more current shows.
The Center for the Development of the Visual Arts (CDAV) promotes innovative works that explore new areas of artistic creation by both established and emerging artists. The center organizes two big art events every year: an exhibition with the works by the winners of their yearly art competition (Salon de Premiados), and the Contemporary Cuban Art Salon. Its location on one of the corners of the Old Square—one of the main tourist centers in Old Havana—makes it very accessible for out-of-towners.
One of the exhibition halls of the "Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales de Cuba" • Una de los espacios expositivos del "Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales de Cuba". #montserratmesalles #cuba #cubanart #havana #artgallery #artexhibition #contemporaryart #fineartgallery #artecontemporaneo #artecubanocontemporaneo #contemporarygallery #fineart #instalationart #artecubano #artecultura #cubangallery #artlife #artlover
This institution devoted to preserving and promoting Cuban photography holds regular photography exhibitions by both Cuban and foreign artists, generally lasting from one to two months. There are shows year-round, but the most important event organized by the Fototeca is a yearly colloquium that takes place in November. Founded in 1986, the Fototeca treasures the most valuable photography archive in the country, with important pieces on display in its permanent exhibition halls.
Fototeca de Cuba, Mercaderes, Old Havana, Cuba, +53 7 8622530