Tulane's participation in the citywide ¡SÃ Cuba! celebration begins on Saturday (Jan. 16) as two exhibits open with contemporary art and historic images.
Collaborative ¡SÃ Cuba! events presenting Cuban art, film and culture will be on view at museums, galleries and other venues.
On the uptown campus, the Latin American Library unveils its new exhibit on the fourth floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library from 5 until 6 p.m. "See Cuba: A Century of Images from the Latin American Library, 1859-1959" features photographs, drawings and unique ephemeral materials documenting the urban culture and landscape of Havana.
The free exhibit is sponsored by the Latin American Library as well as The Zemurray Foundation through an endowment to the library in memory of Doris Zemurray Stone.
Following that event is a reception at the Newcomb Art Gallery from 6 until 9 p.m. for the opening of "Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba," a joint exhibition presented by the Newcomb Art Gallery and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Guests at the gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center will enjoy a sampling of Cuban food from Rio Mar restaurant and Afro-Cuban music performed by AsheSon.
At the New Orleans Museum of Art, a reception from 5:30 until 8 p.m. will celebrate two art events with Cuba connections exhibits of "Polaridad Complementaria" and "Luis Cruz Azaceta: Swimming to Havana."