Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art

Jan. 30, 2024 - May. 29, 2015

102 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 2138


A forgotten visual arts and cultural movement that thrived briefly between 1978 and 1983, Grupo Antillano articulated a vision of Cuban culture that privileged the importance of Africa and Afro-Caribbean influences in the formation of the Cuban nation. The art of Grupo Antillano belongs to a long tradition of Caribbean resistance and cultural cimarronaje, a tradition that lives on in the work of the younger contemporary artists who also participate in this exhibit.

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Cooper Gallery, the ARTS@DAvid Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Ford Foundation.

The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

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