If you are thinking about traveling to Cuba in July you may be a traveler lover of nature tourism.
As in these months Cubans usually take their work vacations, which coincide with school ones, the cultural agenda comes alive.
Although traveling to Cuba in July 2021 is still marked by the context of the Coronavirus, where despite the fact that the mandatory quarantine for tourists arriving on the island with an organized travel package has already been eliminated, there are still mobility restrictions between provinces, night curfews and most of leisure establishments are closed. More information about Covid-19 and entry requirements in Cuba in our FAQ.
To keep up with the cultural Cuban agenda in July, we offer you a series of events that we find very interesting this month, some of them being located in other parts of the world, but always related to Cuban culture.
If you want to have a fun time and you have the opportunity to swing by the Trail Theater in Miami, Saturdays and Sundays "My sex robot" is presented.
It is a theatrical piece featuring Cubans with a well-known career on the stage and on television: Mijail Mulkay, Alina Robert, Alejandro Dávalos and Zajaris Fernández. Mijail Mulkay, Alina Robert, Alejandro Dávalos and Zajaris Fernández.
The plot of the piece revolves around the life of its protagonist, who after many sentimental failures, ventures with those sexual robots that are fashionable and which many consider "the perfect woman."
Laughter is guaranteed and, at the same time, its directors address a contemporary problem that is related to love relationships at the time of online dating.
More about cuban theater can be found if you get into our cultural routes we offer at Themed trips and routes to Cuba to live your passions.
The well-known artist Carlos Garaicoa has been exhibiting since last May at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Split, the exhibition “When the city sleeps, citizens wake up”, which is also composed of another project entitled “Memento Mori”.
This exhibition highlights the conceptual proposal that the artist has been developing throughout his career, associated with the theme of cities. On this occasion he addresses the model of the “bedroom town"so spread among the socialist countries to achieve "utopian social equality."
On the other hand, in “Memento Mori”, exhibited in Kula Gallery, you can find a selection of posters of famous war movies in Croatia. The exhibition includes a group of funerary sculptures built by local artisans. Added to this are Soviet postage stamps, which highlights the artist's intention to focus on the wars and crimes that occurred in the 20th century.
If you want to know more about the work of Carlos Garaicoa, you have the opportunity to do it with our tour through Vedado and visual arts, where we visit his studio in Havana.
In the exhibition, there is a very marked symbology and that is summarized in the flower as a visual metaphor for the female sexual organ.
The show is extremely lyrical, highlighting the strength of the colors that flirt with the pop visuals, the delicacy in the representation of flowers and an implicit allegory of women.
In addition, we find an influence of the oriental aesthetic. All this to present us with colorful canvases where a careful design and an accurate selection of the titles of the works prevail.
If you want to take a closer look at the work of Juan Moreira, “Mitología de lo erótico” is a good pretext for it. You will surely be captivated by its visually attractive proposals such as “La flor del mamey” and “Monte de Capricornio”.
You can discover more of this artist's work in the collection of the National museum of fine arts in our tour about Old Havana and visual arts.
Those who do not yet know the work of Glenda León in this exhibition will have the opportunity to appreciate a journey through their artistic career.
The exhibition includes installations, sculptures, series of drawings, photographs, and on-site installations, pieces created from 2008 to the present. One of the central works of the show is "Jardín emocional", created specifically for this project in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo.
In it, the artist gathers that lyricism that has always characterized her poetics, in which the natural and the music intervene. The artist, who studied ballet, philology and art history, embodies in her works that duality always present in her proposals: between sound and silence.
You can discover more about cuban art through the visit we propose to Fusterlandia in a vintage american car, where you will tour an art district created by José Antonio Rodríguez Fúster.
Daniela, who is still studying at Universidad de las Artes (ISA), has selected for the exhibition works from her most recent series "Aisladas".
In it, painting plays a preponderant role, although there are also installations and sculptures. The artist focuses her work on the female figure, representing her in idyllic natural settings, in moments of introspection and an intimacy that is invaded by the recipient who views the work.
On an aesthetic level you will find a very lively palette, which is influenced by the aesthetics of poster and pop visuals, although conceptually she is away from the world of the banal / objectual. She prefers to get closer to the intimacy of the female psychology.
If you are thinking about traveling to Cuba in July you can visit the exhibition in person at the gallery, by appointment; although also virtually through social networks Instagram and Facebook.
And, as we are talking about young cuban artists , we recommend you to read our post "Fashion design made in cuba, which you must know" so that you can catch up with the young cuban fashion designers.
The Casa de las Américas in homage to the 60th anniversary of “Palabras a los intelectuales” inaugurates the exhibition “Diálogos: Fidel y los intelectuales” in the Jose Antonio Echeverría library of said institution.
Those who attend the exhibition will find a tribute to the speech of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, delivered on June 30, 1961 at the National Library.
It is a speech that has remained for posterity to the same extent that it debated the cultural policy of a country and that served as a cultural axis for Cuba at that time.
Today subject to questioning and different interpretative approaches, the “Palabras a los intelectuales” is still at the point of analysis and being revisited by the intellectuals of Cuba today.
It is an exhibition called "Mis demonios”, in which the artist synthesizes his concerns, motivations and above all consolidates a very personal way of painting.
You will find large formats, an expressionist language, a palette that mixes color with black and white and a constant self-exploration. If you are by Madrid and you have the opportunity to visit the exhibition, you will be able to come into direct contact with a very personal poetics.
You will know the work of an artist who faces the blank canvas and without prior sketch, draws his "demons". He embodies in the process of painting those plural personalities that inhabit him and the result is shocking both in terms of aesthetic language and dimensions.
His work shows a certain influence from other great cuban artists such as Carlos Quintana. However, Yuniel's demons are unique. Those energies that drive him to an act of constant creation can be appreciated in this exhibition , his first major solo one in Madrid.
To continue discovering young Cuban talents, we recommend that you take a look at their presentations in the 13th Habana Art Biennale, which we can discover in "Cuban artists in Havana Art Biennale.
La buena trova cubana llega a Miami y nos hace you travel to Cuba a través de un concierto a dos voces donde el protagonista será Pedro Luis Ferrer, quien tiene como invitada a su hija Lena Ferrer.
Si tienes la oportunidad de acercarte a Alfaros podrás disfrutar de su acervo musical, conformado por canciones, guarachas y obras de factura clásica. De gran sensibilidad resultan sus piezas para guitarra, preludios y fugas para piano, pero atrapan siempre al público sus décimas, sonetos y redondillas.
Si quieres dejarte seducir por la trova cubana de voz de uno de sus grandes representantes puedes acercarte a la propuesta de Pedro Luis Ferrer y disfrutar a plenitud de la maestría y destreza con la guitarra de este gran cuban musician.
Y si te quedas con ganas de discover Cuba a través de sus músicos, no dudes en acercarte a nuestro tour “Music in Havana”, donde te recomendamos lugares imperdibles si trazamos una ruta musical por Cuba.
Bajo la curaduría de Oscar Antuña, podrás conocer tras un recorrido virtual aquellas obras que más recientemente han sido adquiridas por el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba.
El ejercicio del coleccionista institucional puede comprobarse tras un recorrido por las salas virtuales. Con la intención de atesorar obras de artistas que sean representativos de diferentes períodos y estilos se presenta “Adquisiciones”.
La muestra está integrada por setenta y cinco obras de cuarenta y seis artistas. Dentro de la nómina de creadores destacan nombres como Wilfredo Prieto, Arístides E. Hernández Guerrero, Alexis Esquivel, Duvier del Dago and Michel Pérez (Pollo).
Es esta una excelente oportunidad para acercarte al patrimonio artístico que atesora el museo y a la vez comprobar los derroteros por los que transita el contemporary cuban art. Mucho más de arte igualmente encontrarás en nuestro tour “La Habana colonial”.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba se encuentra muy activo en cuanto a las exposiciones en el ámbito virtual. La plataforma online Behart sirve como vitrina en esta ocasión para mostrar las paletas pintadas que atesora el museo.
Si eres amante de la pintura clásica y te apasiona la figuración española, en “Paletas pintadas” encontrarás la maestría de artistas como Ricardo de Madrazo, Joaquín Sorolla and Guillermo Gómez Gil. En la muestra se concentran el género del retrato que alcanza protagonismo, pero también el paisaje y los personajes típicos españoles.
Sin dudas el National museum of fine arts atesora joyas nacional e internacionales que ameritan conocer, si es de tu interés puedes hacerlo a través de nuestro tour “Old Havana and visual arts.
Llegan los meses de verano y Cuba se convierte en un lugar paradisíaco para disfrutar de playa y sol.
Es cierto que julio es de los meses más calurosos. Las temperaturas más altas oscilan entre los 33 y 34 grados, pero nada que no pueda compensarse con una refrescante piña colada disfrutando de la brisa del malecon.
En general en las mañanas y las tardes podrás disfrutar de un sol calentito, idóneo para actividades acuáticas. Mientras que en la noche puede que caiga algún aguacero tropical, pero se disipará rápidamente.
Para ir a conocer Cuba en julio no olvides llevar ropa ligera, protector solar, gafas de sol e hidratarte muy bien, esto te permitirá recorrer las calles de Cuba cómodamente y fresco.
Y si discover Cuba supone para ti una visita al oriente del país, no podrás perderte uno de los cultural events más clásicos: la Fiesta del Fuego.
You have thousands of choices to enjoy your holidays in the real Cuba and its cultural power.
We suggest some of our most popular organized tours to Cuba , and, if possible, spend at least 10 days in Cuba to avoid missing the essentials, and above all, we recommend that you closely follow our suggestion of activities on the blog if you plan un viaje cultural a Cuba en julio to keep you up to date on the events you don't want to miss.
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Julienne López Hernández
Degree in History of Art