Bellas Artes

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

National Museum of Fine Arts Havana – Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, photos allowed on the first floor only.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

Cuban National Museum of Art. Art of a revolution. This is the house for the art of those who could collect but then could also be collected by the state. So this is the house of art that the state built.

So many great artists. Still the root is Paris – everyone was influenced by the artists working in Paris in the 20s.

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This room is an installation to have the viewer appreciate the feeling of being in a locked cell.

Havana Cuba by Keri Pickett

I would have sat in there but I was with the group and so just making these photos held up the rest of the group. So while I was looking at a solitary cell I was creating a real cell – a bus full of people held captive, waiting for me. ha!

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Keri Pickett

Keri Pickett is an author, photographer and filmmaker telling the stories of life, family and community with intimacy, honesty and impact. Pickett is Producer, Director and Camera for the award-winning feature documentary film ‘The Fabulous Ice Age’, about the rise and fall of the great American touring ice shows and one man’s quest to save the history, available on Netflix and Amazon. Her short film, 'Steel // Spirit' premiered at MSPIFF and won certificate of excellence in India. Her award-winning books include Love in the 90s; BB and Jo, The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995); Faeries; Visions, Voices & Pretty Dresses (Aperture, 2000); Saving Body & Soul, The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (WaterBrook, 2004). The recipient of a Jerome and Minnesota State Arts Board grants, three McKnight Foundation Photography fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts award, and a Bush Foundation Fellow, Pickett’s work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.