I first came upon Galeria Cubana when it opened a small outpost in Provincetown, but it’s really a Boston gallery.
As curators, they possess something rare indeed: access to Cuban artists and their work. Rare, that is, from an American point of view.
Today, artist Luis Rodriguez Noa is getting some press. He has shown his work all over the world, but he had not been to the United States until very recently. Today, his work is on view at the Boston gallery.
The Boston Globe reports that it may soon be easier for U.S. galleries to feature the works of Cuban artists. And these visits may not be so very rare.
“A loosening of federal rules by President Obama has opened the door to more visits by artists; changes announced in January are also expected to revitalize study abroad programs and other educational trips to Cuba, which thrived under the Clinton administration but were curtailed in 2004, when President George W. Bush tightened regulations,” the Globe reports.