The rich cultural heritage of Cuba as seen through the lens of eight Utah photographers will be on display Feb. 14 through April 23 in the Weber State University Stewart Library.
Cubanidad, a new Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit, is presented by WSU Friends of Stewart Library.
Cubanidad is the exploration and celebration of Cuban identity, which Cuba’s citizens have long been considered the country’s greatest resource.
Eight Utah artists visited Cuba and documented the people and culture. This exhibition is their efforts to report and record what Cuba looks like to outsiders.
The exhibit includes artworks by Pete Ashdown, Niki Chan, Russel Albert Daniels, Bernardo Flores-Sahagun, Lewis Francis, J. Edgar Gomez, Gini Pringle, Jun Song, and Stephen Trimble.
Cuba is home to a mixture of multiethnic influences and has a long and complicated geopolitical history. This unique and complex blending has drawn visitors from all over the world to try to capture the true spirit of a country that has inspired and encouraged generations of artistic investigation and expression.
The public is welcome to tour the free exhibit seven days a week, during varying library hours. For more information, about the exhibit, call 801-626-6509; accompanying educational materials are available. For more information about the Stewart Library, visit library.weber.edu.