Cuba Travel Program

We’re inviting alums, parents, and friends of Hampshire College to participate in Latin Art Space Tour to Havana, Cuba in January 2017.

The Hampshire program will draw on the close contacts made during the College’s unique 15-year-old Study Abroad Program in Cuba, planned and operated in conjunction with the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC.) Participants will meet with sociologists, musicians, visual artists, architects and planners, and filmmakers and dancers for discussions and performances. Many of those leading workshops and discussions are members of UNEAC and have worked with Hampshire faculty and students since the founding of the program.

We’re partnering with Latin Art Space LLC, a Boston-based organization that promotes Cuban art and culture. It’s licensed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), number CT-2013 304189-1, to coordinate people-to-people educational programs to Cuba. Federal regulations require that all activities be educational in focus and provide meaningful exchanges between the participants and Cuban people. In addition, participants must travel as part of an organized group; self-directed travel is not allowed.

Cuba Today

January 6-14, 2017

Professors Carollee Bengelsdorf and Margaret Cerullo will lead a trip exploring daily life in Cuba, with a focus on the changing discussion around gender, sexuality, and race as reflected in the arts and culture.

Highlights include dinner with clandestinas, women who fought in the underground insurgency to bring down the Batista dictatorship, and their daughters; a film screening of Suite Havana followed by a discussion of Cuban films in general with its director, Fernando Perez, Cuba’s best and most well-known filmmaker; a walking tour of Old Havana, the largest colonial center in Latin America and a UNESCO world heritage site, with one of the architects who restored it; a visit to a barrio in Havana that is being transformed by those who live in it in a unique community development project centered around art; and a discussion with two of Cuba´s best-known novelists and critics about the vacillations in cultural policy over the period of the revolution, using their own work.

Pricing and trip details will be released soon.

Please contact Astrid Martinez-Jones at for more information or to be added to the interest list.

2013 Contemporary Cuban
Society trip photos

2013 Contemporary Cuban Visual
Arts and Architecture trip photos

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