LUIS CRUZ AZACETA AT
At 18, Luis Cruz Azaceta fled Cuba from the threat of compulsory military conscription under Fidel Castro’s newly formed regime. He moved to the U.S. and used his previous experience with the dictatorial regime to create his work. Azaceta explores the themes of terrorism, war and exiles in his 29-piece exhibition that spans from 1980 to the present. Oppression and the human spirit weave together to bring this affecting exhibition to life.
10 YEARS IN THE MAKING
EXPLORE OUR NEW HOME
After a decade, we are proud to announce our new location at 1200 Coral Way. First a “museum without walls”, American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora now has a space, in the heart of Miami, to continue our mission and grow with the community. Take a look at the setting we have chosen for our exploration of the Cuban Diaspora.
EXPLORE THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF
THE CUBAN DIASPORA
About Our Museum
American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora attempts to understand the impact the Cuban Diaspora has had on our world today. We showcase the history, culture and contribution the Cuban Diaspora has given to the arts and humanities. We serve the people of Miami and visitors from around the world that wish to look deeper into a history that is often underreported.
What is a Diaspora?
The Cuban Diaspora left family, livelihood and culture to flee from an oppressive government to try to find the hope of opportunity. Through art and expression, the Cuban diaspora have vocalized their grief for past lives and their struggle for new ones. We aim to give a space and voice to these groups that have endured the journey for a better life.
About Our Mission
American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora’s mission is to tell the story of the Cuban Diaspora, through the eyes of its greatest artists, thinkers, and creators. These artists, born outside or exiled from Cuba, have emerged in distant landscapes, and become some of the most important artists of our time. It is located in the heart of Miami, minutes from Little Havana, and aims to give this story a home away from homeland.
Why “The Cuban”?
The play between the past and the present is a cornerstone to our mission: discovering how the diaspora of the Cuban people affected their lives today. Our nickname “The Cuban” is an ode to our previous form. No longer a “museum without walls,” but still very much connected to our history of enlightenment, education and advocacy to the Miami community. “The Cuban” allows the memory of the past to give advice to our future. “The Cuban” also gives a natural inclination and association to our purpose as recorders of history for this part of Cuban history.
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- 1200 Coral Way,
Miami, FL 33145