MOBILE, Ala. – On May 5, 2018, Mobile Museum of Art presents its first ever Cuban Festival, celebrating the shared cultures of Mobile and our sister city, Havana, Cuba.
With a day full of family activities, MMofA invites all ages to experience Cuban culture and enjoy MMofA’s special exhibition, COMMON GROUND: Photographs of Havana and Mobile. The exhibition features photographs of shared characteristics seen in our sister cities, through the lens of photographers Chip Cooper and Julio Larramendi.
With free admission for all Mobile County residents offered all day, you can also check out some vintage Cuban cars that will be on display out front, tour the galleries with the artists themselves, attend a talk with Grey Redditt on the history of Havana and Mobile as sister cities, enjoy lunch from a local food truck, learn to salsa, participate in a sidewalk chalk activity, and end the afternoon with a film about the famous Buena Vista Social Club.
10 – 11:30 am – Tours & book signing in the gallery with artists, Chip Cooper & Julio Larramendi
11:30 am – 12 pm – Words from Grey Redditt on the history of Havana & Mobile as Sister Cities
12 – 2 pm – Sidewalk Chalk Activity
12:15 – 1:15 pm – DJ Hot Lobster
1:30 – 3:30 pm – Salsa dancing led by Starlite Ballroom dancers
2:30 – 4:30 pm – Film screening: Buena Vista Social Club, a film by Wim Wenders, in Larkins Auditorium
ALL DAY – Henderson Collection antique and classic cars on display in MMofA’s circular drive
The Cuban Festival is generously underwritten by the Crampton Trust, established by Katharine Cochrane Crampton, and Society Mobile – La Habana, Inc. MMofA is also supported by the City of Mobile, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
For more details and a full schedule of the day, visit www.mobilemuseumofart.com/cubanfestival.