Cernuda Arte Presents a Lecture Series by Professor Anelys Alvarez Starting 1/26/11

Cernuda Arte Presents A Lecture Series on Cuban Painting at the Turn of the Century By Professor Anelys Alvarez
All lectures will be held at Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
No Charge – Limited Seating. Please RSVP Emily Codik at
Tel: 305-461-1050 / Email:

Anelys Alvarez, researcher and professor of Cuban art history will conduct a three-lecture series and power-point presentation in Spanish titled Cuban Painting at the Turn of the Century, starting on January 26 and continuing through February 9, 2011. All lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m at Cernuda Arte 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida.

The series will explore a period in Cuban art history when significant artistic innovation and changes were implemented by a group of talented painters, between the decades of 1878 and 1927. At the same time, the talks will focus on how these artists’ creations and contributions empowered the vital link between tradition and novelty, knotting 19th century heritage and the vanguard art that followed.

In this illuminating presentation, Professor Alvarez promises to offer new insights and depths of understanding on a subject that needs to be revisited and reevaluated in its importance.

Professor Alvarez studied Art History at the University of Havana – where she earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees and taught Art History in its Department of Art History and Letters, from 2005 through 2010. Professor Alvarez has imparted art courses in the subjects of Universal Art, Cuban Art, Spanish Art and the Art of the 20th Century, among others. She has given lectures as a guest speaker in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and has collaborated in research projects with this and other Cuban cultural institutions.

The lecture topics will be:

FIRST LECTURE – Wednesday, Jan. 26, 7 pm – IN SPANISH –
Sunset of the 19th Century and Sunrise of a New Sensibility
Miguel Ángel Melero, José Arburu Morell, Leopoldo Romañach, Armando Menocal, Federico Sulroca Spencer, Eduardo Morales, Elvira Melero, Adriana Billini, Juana Borrero

SECOND LECTURE – Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7 pm – IN SPANISH –
Representations of Daily Life Subject Matters
Aurelio Melero, Antonio Rodríguez Morey, Juan Gil García, María Ariza y Delance, María Capdevila, Mariano Miguel, Federico Beltrán Masses

THIRD LECTURE – Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7 pm – IN SPANISH –
Renovation of Figurative Tradition and a Desire for Progress
Emilio Rivero Merlín, Hipólito Canal, Esteban Valderrama, Manuel Vega, María Josefa Lamarque, Domingo Ramos, Ramón Loy, Manuel Mesa, Luisa Fernández Morell, Antonio Sánchez Araujo