The exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 is the first comprehensive display of contemporary Cuban art ever presented in the United States. With very few exceptions, the works in the exhibition have never been seen in this country.

Anchored in key moments of Cuban history since 1950, the exhibition traces the development of artistic production on the island, from the end of Cuba’s republican period in the 1950s through Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959, Cuba’s alliance with the Soviet Bloc during the Cold War, the deep crisis the country faced after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the shockwaves that can still be felt today. Join this one-hour members tour to discover how the exhibition explores the complex relationship between artistic production and the utopian spirit that defined Cuba’s revolutionary period.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.