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Exhibition Guide

This exhibition assembles approximately 40 Cuban posters publicizing Hollywood films as well as Cuban films about the U.S. from the 1960s to 2012. Astonishing in their design, stylistic diversity, and artistic skill, these bold and vibrant posters helped create visual literacy among the Cuban population in the decades following the Cuban Revolution. The screen-prints go beyond the glossy and celebrity-filled film posters that are ubiquitous in Los Angeles today and reawaken viewers to the nuanced visual signs that inform and shape their worldviews.

Press coverage for Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films

When Hollywood Movie Posters Met Revolutionary Cuban Design, Michael Dooley, Print Mag, Blue Ash, Ohio, USA, December 28, 2017


'Hollywood in Havana,' a mind-bending new exhibit of historic posters at PMCA, Marc Haefele, KPCC, Santa Monica, CA, USA, October 28, 2017

Hollywood in Havana: Film posters by Cuban graphic artists are love letters to American cinema, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, September 29, 2017


When Hollywood Met Castro-Era Havana, Alex Suskind, Vanity Fair, Worldwide/USA, August 18, 2017


Hollywood in Havana' at PMCA exhibits Spanish language posters promoting US films as Cuban Art, Mary Reinholz, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena, California, USA, August  17, 2017


An Abundance of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, Susan Delson, The Wall Street Journal, New York City, New York, USA, July 21, 2017

How Cuba’s Movie Posters Influenced Its Revolutionary Art, Meg Miller, Co.Design, New York City, New York, USA, July 12, 2017


The Cuban Government Brought New Life to Hollywood Movies With These Vivid Posters, Amy Crawford,, Washington, DC, USA, July 2017


Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Maria Papaefstathiou, Graphic Art News, Athens, Greece, May 23, 2017

Hollywood In Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Cuba Journal, Miami, Florida, USA, May 5, 2017


Hollywood in Havana to Join Getty-Led Pacific Stand Time: LA/LA, Pasadena Independent, Pasadena, California, USA, January 11, 2017


An Exhibit of Cuban Posters of U.S. Movies Sheds New Light on the Island Nation, Eva Recinos, LA Weekly, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 3, 2017

Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades Of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films, Nancy Kay Turner, Riot Material, Los Angeles, California, USA, October 3, 2017

Now Screening: Cuba's hand-printed film posters, BBC, London, UK, November 14, 2016

Cuba's take on Hollywood classics, The Art Newspaper, London, England, October 25, 2016


Pasadena Museum of California Art to Participate in PST: LA/LA with Cuban Film Posters Exhibition, Pasadena Now, Pasadena, California, USA, October 19, 2016

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