A city of rich intellectual life, Havana concentrates almost a hundred galleries, art centers, exhibition spaces, studios and plastic art shops generating an interesting proposal for locals and visitors.
La Acacia, founded in 1981, outstands in this cultural universe, one of the oldest and best known galleries in the island. Dedicated to promote and commercialize Cuban art of all times, it is a referral of sorts.
For decades its exhibition spaces – presently located in 18 Street in Miramar – hosted important pieces in the history and evolution of Cuban painting: exhibits of a wide array of trends from masterpieces of prominent figures of the Cuban artistic vanguard to proposals of present authors, Cuban and foreign; Modern and Contemporary Art in permanent and transient exhibitions as well.
La Acacia belongs to Genesis Company as well as the Servando and Diago, the “René Portocarrero” and Marco workshops, as well as different outlets in Havana and other provinces.
Conceived to promote and commercialize the best of Cuban plastic arts in local galleries o in international events, Génesis can represent the authors, exclusively or not. Its attention is centered in contemporary work of live artists from criteria of quality and conceptual validity of their proposals and also of those that passed away, wheter well-known or not.
It has to do basically with originals, but also offers reproductions to a public of lesser means.
Diago gallery in el Vedado focuses in art naif of valuable creators, while Servando in Old Havana offers expressions of sculptures, drawings, paintings, video art and photography.
Combining different engraving techniques, the Taller Experimental de Serigrafía “René Portocarrero” experimental work shop also in Old Havana, reproduces works that today decorate institutions, hotels, embassies or private collections.