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National Museum of Fine Arts
Ranked #7 of 228 things to do in Havana
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Owner description: Museum offers a glimpse of colonial Cuba.
Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Cuban art is amazing! Some really edgy and wacky paintings. Who says Communism leads to boring uniformity? Not here. You could spend hours and hours here. Good cafe downstairs as well.

Visited February 2013
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“government selected art”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

very clean and well maintained. Art seems to focus on the revolution. Many "dark" paintings that seem to represent the outlook of the artists at the time. Look for the truck with the rebels, my personal favorite!

Visited March 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“See the Cuban Art!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We went to the museum holding the collections of Cuban art...if your time is limited, you may want to skip the old colonial art and focus on art in Cuba since the 1950s. Lots of interesting pieces, and there's even a small display of art done by school kids, some as young as five.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A stunning display of Cuban art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This museum is an education for people who are not familiar with Cuban artists. The variety, the vigor, and the often-subtle political references incorporated in the works are real eye-openers

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“stunning and beautifully laid out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

This museum is actually housed in two buildings: one for Cuban art and the other for international art. We only went to the Cuban building, given the size of the collection. The architecture and design of the building are as much of the experience as the art and its thoughtful presentation space. From the colonial period to the revolutionary one, and beyond, there are some magnificent pieces. I especially liked the Wilfredo Lam room from the contemporary period. Don't miss it!

Visited February 2013
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