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Monday, 22 February 2016

Museo Nacional de la Cerámica Contemporánea (Museum of Contemporary Ceramics) Havana

                 I often walk by this building when I'm in Havana, it's not far from the Conde de Villanueva LCDH that's on the same street, Calle Mercaderes. I have been here on 2 other occasions but it had been a few years since my last visit, I was due for one. I was walking by on this day and had some time, this was the moment for that visit. The space the museum occupies was the Casa de Francisco Aguilera Basabe, originally owned by merchants that once resided the length this ancient road. The house was constructed in 1728, it now contains the Museo Nacional de la Cerámica Contemporánea (Museum of Contemporary Ceramics) that displays Cuban Pottery of important artists from 1950 to Present Day. I found many of the older Art to still be on display but there had been many new exhibits added. I spent a lot of time photographing the Art on display as there were a tremendous amount pieces setup all around the large 2 floor mansion.
                 It's a great way to spend 30 minutes or more and it costs nothing to enter. It's right in the heart of Old Havana where you could spend the day within a 100 meter radius and still not have seen everything. Nice restaurant across the street, La Imprenta at #208 Calle Mercaderes and of course the Cigar Shop, Conde de Villanueva at #202 Calle Mercaderes.

Mercaderes #27, corner of Amargura
Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat; 9am-1pm Sun
Admission: Free

Fernando Velazquez Torres (2011)

Ignacio Perez (1995)

Sebastian Chavez (1997)

Sergio M. Gonzalez (2008)

Flora Fong (1998)

Nelson Dominguez (1982)

Oscar R. Lasseria (1993)

Wilfredo Torres (2004)

Grisel Rivera (2004)

Alain Ferrero (1995)

Manuel Hernandez (1989)

Juan A. Puentes (1993)

David Chavez (1998)

Lazaro H. Lafuente (2005)

Julian Gonzalez (2004)

Aniceto Mario Diaz (1990)

Isaac Chavez (1997)

Jose Fuster (1985)

Fernando Velazquez Vigil (1990)

Amelia Pelaez (1962)

Carlos A. Rodriguez (1999)

Martha Jimenez (1998)

Agustin Villafana (1988) above & below

 Edel Arencibia (2000) right & left

Tomas Nunez - Johny (2005)

Fernando Velazquez Torres (2013) above & below

Zurina Verdaguer (1996)

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