The Wolfsonian exhibits Paradise Found: Cuban Allure, American Seduction.

Through Aug 21, 2016


Paradise Found looks at what President William McKinley described as the close “ties of singular intimacy” that once existed between the United States and Cuba from the 1898 Spanish American War through the pre-revolutionary 1950s. Drawing on a newly acquired photographic archive, the exhibition revisits this now-distant relationship that left lasting traces in each country, from baseball and American-made cars to rumba and rum. Glamorous celebrities, the exchange of goods, and thriving tourism generated many of the artifacts, advertisements, media images, music, performances, and films that appear in Paradise Found, shaping the way Americans and Cubans imagine one another.

Seventh Floor Galleries

The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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