Contemporary Cuban Art: A Culture in Transition

Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., scholar of Caribbean and film studies, shares insights into the transformations taking place in Cuba by exploring recent expressions of visual culture including paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography, film, documentaries and performance. 

Building facade with painted cuban flag

The only communist nation in the Western Hemisphere, Cuba exerts great fascination around the world. Nevertheless, images of the country tend to be overly polarized and stereotypical: a tropical paradise, a tyrannical dictatorship, a racially integrated island, a landscape of ruins, a socialist utopia or a Caribbean gulag. Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., scholar of Caribbean and film studies, provides a deeper understanding of contemporary Cuba and its arts, history and politics. Gain insight into the current transformations taking place in Cuba by exploring recent expressions of visual culture including paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography, film, documentaries and performance.

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Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM2002.S18.1 Luis Duno-Gottberg On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Instructor: Luis Duno-Gottberg

Luis Duno-Gottberg, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Caribbean and film studies at Rice University and chair of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. His research and teaching interests focus on 19th, 20th and 21st century Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race and ethnicity, politics, violence and visual culture. Dr. Duno-Gottberg previously taught at Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas as well as Florida Atlantic University, where he directed the Caribbean and Latin American Studies department and the comparative literature department. He is the author and editor of nine books and numerous articles and book chapters.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 28, 2018

End Date: Apr. 11, 2018

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays (no class March 14)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 14

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

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