The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Since 1995, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation has sought strategic ways to support the arts, to meet urgent human needs, to defend liberty and to promote social justice. The Foundation seeks to encourage intellectual and artistic engagement between the US and Cuba. Emphasizing visual and performing arts to foster cultural exchange, we have begun allocating limited resources to contribute to deepening the Cuban-American dialogue.
Monday, June 6th
Monday, June 6th 6:00pm
The 8th Floor RSVP required
(82 min.), 2006
a film by Emilia Menocal and Jauretsi Saizarbitoria In Spanish with English subtitles.
Set in the streets of Alamar, East of Havana is a documentary tracing the experience of young Cuban hip-hoppers organizing a rap festival. Following three Cubans hip hop artists, the story recounts the struggles they encounter with repression and censorship. The 8th Floor is pleased to welcome director Jauretsi Saizarbitoria for this special event. Saizarbitoria will introduce the film and participate in a Q & A following the screening.
Friday, May 13th
Friday, May 13th 7:30pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.)
For Tickets (646) 312-5073
Co-presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Songs of Cuba by the Ossia Chamber Players featuring Elaine Alvarez, soprano, and Orlando Alonso, piano, with the Mozart Academy Ensemble is dedicated to some of the most important works of the composers of the classical Cuban music repertoire, including Cervantes, Lecuona, Montsalvage, Caturla, Roig, Vitier and more.
Thursday, May 12th
Thursday, May 12th 6:00pm
The 8th Floor RSVP CLOSED
RSVP closed. No admittance without RSVP
a film by Sara Gómez
In Spanish with English subtitles. A love story combining elements of fiction and documentary, De Cierta Manera examines issues of sexism, racism, and class-based prejudices in early 1960s Cuba. Odette Casamayor (Assistant Professor of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Connecticut), Katrin Hansing (Associate Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, Baruch College, CUNY), Julie Skurski (Distinguished Lecturer of Anthropology, Graduate Center, CUNY) will discuss.
Friday, May 6th
Hidden Realities: A Discussion with Rocío García and Corina Matamoros FREE!
Friday, May 6th 12:30pm
The Oak Room at Baruch College
137 East 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
With the support of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Corina Matamoros, guest co-curator of Hidden Realities and Contemporary Art Curator of the National Museum of Art in Havana will discuss contemporary Cuban art with Rocío García, featured artist in the exhibition. Katrin Hansing, associate professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, CUNY Baruch will introduce.
Wednesday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
An analysis of Cuban art from the 19th century to the present reveals a continuing interest in social issues, with arguments both for and against the prevailing socio-political conditions. Corina Matamoros Tuma will present on this topic, from the rise of the avant-garde up to current day.
Contact Information
For further inquiry, please contact The 8th Floor.
(646) 839-5908
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(646) 839-5908
Support for the exhibitions Cosas Ocultas and Queloides provided by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Support for Video Cubano provided in part by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and co-presented by The Big Screen Project