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Miami - January 4-5; Havana – January 5-18; Miami – January 18-20
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AAH 262 - Landmarks: The Art and Culture of Cuba

(1 unit; Liberal Learning in Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts as well as Gender by contract)

The Art and Culture of Cuba is part of the Landmarks series of study abroad programs sponsored by the TCNJ School of the Arts and Communication and the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement.

Program Directors:

  • Anita Allyn, Associate Professor of Art
  • Lois Fichner-Rathus, Professor of Art History
  • Elizabeth Mackie, Professor of Art
No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Apply Now! (click on this link to access the online application – ignore “strikethrough” – the link is active)

In The Art and Culture of Cuba, students will study significant monuments, museum collections, and other cultural sites in the city of Havana and in Central Cuba. As the course progresses, students will immerse themselves in the city of Havana and environs; they will visit neighborhoods of cultural and historic import, view renowned examples of architecture, study works of art that are housed in its collections, and attend music and dance performances. Several excursions are planned from Havana including historic Matanzas Province—the “Athens of Cuba,” bastion of the sugar industry, and the port of pirates. Students will travel on a round-trip charter flight to Havana from Miami; at the end of the program, students will spend two days in Miami to visit Cuban immigrant neighborhoods, partake in Cuban cultural experiences, and reflect on the Miami-Cuba connection. Cultural destinations and events will be planned daily.

Daily Itinerary (Subject to Change)

January 4 (Sunday)

  • Travel to Miami

January 5 (Monday)

  • Flight Arrival- Airport Transfer to Casas
  • CIEE Orientation
  • CIEE Welcome Dinner (La Torre, Porto Habana-somewhere with a view of the city!)
  • Salsa Dance Classes at Study Center

 January 6 (Tuesday)

  • AM: Architectural History Tour of Old Havana
  • Lunch
  • Visit to Museo Nacional de la Música and lecture on Cuban Music
  • LATE PM: Jazz at La Zorra y el Cuervo (11pm)

January 7 (Wednesday)

  • Lecture and guided tour of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Edifico de Arte Cubano
  • Lunch on your own
  • CIEE Cultural Scavenger Hunt
  • GROUP DINNER @ Cocinero
  • PM: Talk with curators of Fábrica del Arte

January 8 (Thursday) MATANZAS

  • Travel to Matanzas
  • Hands-on Studio Workshop at Ediciones Vigia
  • Lunch on your own
  • Lecture on African influences in Cuban Art
  • Dance Performance of Munequitos de Matanzas or similar group
  • Travel to Santa Clara
  • Overnight in Santa Clara

January 9 (Friday) SANTA CLARA

Festival de la Trova “Longina”

  • AM: Visit to historical sites, Che Memorial, attend festival activities
  • Lunch on your own
  • PM: Meet with Silverio to learn about El Mejunje, attend festival activities
  • Dinner @ Casas
  • LATE PM: Visit to El Mejunje
  • Overnight in Santa Clara

January 10 (Saturday)

  • Return to Havana
  • Lunch @ Casas
  • Visit to KCHO’s Laboratorio del Arte in Romerillo

OR

  • Visit to Casa de Fuster (Tile installations) in Santa Fe
  • Dinner @ Casas
  • Salsa Dance Classes at Study Center
  • LATE PM: Visit to Fábrica del Arte

January 11 (Sunday)

  • AM:Talk with Salvador @ Callejón de Hamel (Art focused)
  • Noon: Rumba @ Callejón de Hamel
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner Lecture on Cuban Casino/Rueda Dance
  • PM: 6-midnight Casino Dance@1830

January 12 (Monday)

  • Lecture on art education in Cuba and visits to:
  • Instituto Superior del Arte (Cuba’s National Art University)
  • Lunch on your own
  • San Alejandro (National Visual Arts School)
  • Dinner @ Casas
  • PM: Get together with Cuban art students.

January 13 (Tuesday)

  • Visit to Wilfredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art
  • Lecture on Havana Bienal
  • Lunch on your own
  • PM: Visit to Studios/Talleres in Old Havana, 1-3. Divide into small groups to visit:
  1. Taller de Papel Artesanal
  2. Taller de Artes Serigrafías Rene Portocarrero
  3. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales
  4. Factoría Habana
  5. Centro Hispano Americano
  6. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV)
  7. Fototeca de Cuba
  8. Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana
  • Dinner @ Casas

January 14 (Wednesday)

  • Visit to ICAIC and Muestra Jóven, OR FAMCA, OR Escuela del Cine
  • Lunch on your own
  • PM: Visit to Studios/Talleres in Old Havana, 1-3. Divide into small groups to visit:
  1. ·   Taller de Papel Artesanal
  2. ·   Taller de Artes Serigrafías Rene Portocarrero
  3. ·  Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales
  4. ·   Factoría Habana
  5. ·   Centro Hispano Americano
  6. ·   Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV)
  7. ·  Fototeca de Cuba
  8. ·   Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana
  • Dinner @ CIEE
  • PM: Thesis Film Showing (Shorts from FAMCA, ICRT, Muestra Jóven, etc) and meeting with young filmmakers.

January 15 (Thursday)

  • Visit to Galeria Habana
  • Visit to Casa de las Ámericas
  • Lunch on your own
  • Galería Mariano (Casa de las Ámericas)
  • UNEAC- Guided visit and stay for Peña
  • Dinner @ Casas
  • PM: Salsa Dance Classes at Study Center

January 16 (Friday)

  • TCNJ Class Time OR Individual Research/Studio Time
  • Lunch on your own
  • PM: Visit to Studios/Talleres in Old Havana, 1-3. Divide into small groups to visit:
  1. ·  Taller de Papel Artesanal
  2. ·   Taller de Artes Serigrafías Rene Portocarrero
  3. ·  Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales
  4. ·   Factoría Habana
  5. ·   Centro Hispano Americano
  6. ·   Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV)
  7. ·  Fototeca de Cuba
  8. ·   Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana
  • Dinner @ Casas

January 17 (Saturday)

  • TCNJ Class Time OR Individual Research/Studio Time
  • Free time to explore:
  • ·   Prado Art Market
  • ·   Almacenes de San José
  • ·  Museo de la Revolución
  • CIEE Farewell Dinner

January 18 (Sunday)

  • Transfer to airport

January 19 (Monday) – MIAMI

  • Tour Cuban-American cultural sites of interest

January 20 (Tuesday) – Return to Newark

Students Depart for Miami

2015 PROGRAM COST - $4,714.16

(including TCNJ tuition and fees, airfare from Miami to Havana, bed/breakfast, and most dinners in casas particulares, all ground transportation, entrance tickets to course-related cultural events. Not included: Airfare to Miami, most lunches.  The program costs for in-state and out-of-state students are the same.

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