Fine Art Galleries


Photograph by Virginia Beahan

Between the Future and the Past:
Photographs of Cuba by Virginia Beahan 

On View:

16 March – 11 May 2018
Fine Art Galleries
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Virginia Beahan has been photographing Cuba since 2001.  Beahan, who teaches photography at Dartmouth College, is well known for her representations of the country’s political landscape.  Her photographs—sometimes poetic, sometimes shocking—were celebrated in the 2009 publication Cuba: Singing with Bright Tears.  Between the Future and the Past marks the first time that she is displaying an entirely new body of work, one rooted in her initial visits to the Caribbean country since tentative steps toward normalization of US/Cuba relations were announced in 2014.  Beahan’s focus has shifted away from the island landscape to produce a series of portraits. These new photographs both recognize the emergent class of resilient, business-minded individuals and the framing of those entrepreneurial efforts within still-uncertain economic circumstances.  USD’s presentation of Between the Future and the Past coincides with the Business Association of Latin American Studies’ international conference, “Bridging Borders for Peace and Prosperity” (March 19-23), on campus.  This project is jointly sponsored by The Ahlers Center for International Business at the School of Business and the Kroc School of Peace Studies.

Image at top: Man Selling Vegetables, Matanzas, Cuba, 2012 ©Virginia Beahan

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00pm

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Opening Reception

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:00 - 7:00pm
Fine Art Galleries & Garden by the Sea, KIPJ

Light refreshments will be served. An artist-lead tour of the galleries will take place at approximately 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free, no RSVP necessary.