Hollywood in Havana
Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films

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 of 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: 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

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, Smithsonian.com, Washington, DC, USA, July 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

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