Getty Museum Displays Photographs of Cuba Before, During, and After the Revolution

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artwork: Alex Harris - Sol and Cuba, Old Havana, Looking North from Alberto Roja's, 1951 Plymouth, Havana, negative May 23, 1998; Chromogenic print, 76.5 x 95.9 cm. (30 1/8 x 37 3/4 in.) - © Alex Harris. The J. Paul Getty Museum - Gift of Michael and Jane Wilson, Wilson Centre for Photography.


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Cuba’s attempt to forge an independent state with an ambitious set of social goals, all the while moored to powerful political and economic interests, has been a source of fascination for nations, intellectuals, and artists alike. On display at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Center, May 17—October 2, 2011, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, looks at three critical periods in the island nation’s history as witnessed by photographers before, during, and after the country’s 1959 Revolution.