Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

Date: 

Wed - Fri, Feb 1 to May 5, 6:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt. Auburn St.

Presented by: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhbition Runs: February 2 - May 5, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Opening Reception: February 1, 6 pm

  • Curator's Tour: Saturday, April 8th, noon. Limited space, please register here.
  • Director's Tour: Saturday, April 15th, 3 pm. Limited space, please register here.
  • Curator's Tour 2: Wednesday, April 19th, 2:30pm. Limited space, please register here.
  • Student-Led Tour: Saturday, April 22nd, 3 pm. Limited space, please register here.

“Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present,” the United States’ first serious and systematic look at Cuba’s most prominent contemporary artist Juan Roberto Diago and his prolific body of work. Diago is a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, which has denounced the persistence of racism and discrimination in Cuban society. This exhibition of 25 mixed-media and installation works traces Diago’s vibrant career from the mid-1990s, when he began to construct a revisionist history of the Cuban nation from the experience of a person of African descent. It is a history of enslavement and cultural loss, but also of resilience and recovery.