Afro-Cuban Artists: A Reaissance

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, April 30, 2016 (All day)

Mulltiple locations


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AFRO-CUBAN ARTISTS: A RENAISSANCE is an international, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the MU Afro-Romance Institute and the MU Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. This four-day event will be of interest to scholars, and students, as well as creative artists working in the African Diaspora, Cuban/Caribbean/ Latin American arts, art history, history, culture, religions, ritual, performances, gender or ethnic studies. The conference will explore various topics related to the aesthetics, socio-cultural and political antecedents, context and impact of the Afro-Cuban artists who came of age after 1959. Following the conference, the Afro-Hispanic Review will devote a monographic issue to the event.

Meet and view the works of three leading contemporary Afro-Cuban artists

Manuel Mendive    |    Eduardo Roca Salazar “Choco”    |    Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal

Listen to Keynote Lectures DELIVERED by Afro-Cuban Scholars

Nancy Morejón
Cuban poet and essayist, President of the Cuban Academy of Language

William Luis
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish,
Editor of Afro-Hispanic Review

Alejandro de la Fuente
Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Harvard University

Víctor Fowler Calzada
Cuban Poet and Cultural Critic
Fellow at the W.E.B. Dubois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center
Harvard University


The Wednesday night opening will be held at the Museum of Art & Archaeology at Mizzou North (115 W. Business Loop 70 W).

The conference daytime sessions will be held in the conference hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites (1225 Fellows Place).

The MU Corner Playhouse is located on the northeast corner of University Avenue and Hitt Street (map, directions, parking). A shuttle will be offered from the conference hotel for our out-of-town guests.