Exhibition “Forever CELIA” at American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora

Thu Oct 18, 2018

Forever CELIA, the largest Cruz exhibit to date -curated by Omer Pardillo- will feature some of the 700 pieces she kept at her New Jersey home.  Among the most notable items in the collection are costumes Cruz wore  at Havana’s famous Tropicana Night Club in the 1950s. Also on display her Cuban passport with which she went into exile, via Mexico, on July … +


Artist Luis Cruz Azaceta at American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora

Sun 19 Nov, 2017 - Mon 26 Mar, 2018

At 18, artist Luiz Cruz Azaceta fled Cuba from the threat of compulsory military conscription under Fidel Castro’s newly formed regime. He moved to the U.S. and used his previous experience with the dictatorial regime to create his work. Azaceta explores the themes of terrorism, war and exiles in his 29-piece exhibition that spans from 1980 to the present. Oppression and the … +