For an American, it’s tough to permission to enter Cuba. Here’s an opportunity for art lovers.
Independent art curator Ben Ortiz is facilitating and accompanying a trip to Cuba for the Greenwich Arts Council. The “Cuba Art and Culture Today” — An insider’s Education Exchange will explore Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad on March 17-24, 2013.
“This trip is designed as a people-to-people exchange of ideas between citizens of the United States and Cuba,” said Ortiz.
The tour will exchange culture and ideas at the homes of artists, some of them internationally known; see their work; visit various craft fairs, experience the wonderful national art museum in Havana, as well as the museum of the Revolution and other historic sites; and enjoy the Latin music and dance of Cuba. Our time in Havana will include walks through Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visits to other neighborhoods which display the incredibly diverse architectural and artistic glories of Cuba.
The trip, including flight from JFK Airport, most meals, and lodging at the Parque Central Hotel, is $5,800 per person based on double occupancy.