Deupi Cuban Heritage Collection

U-SoA's Victor Deupi Delivers Presentation for Cuban Heritage Collection

By UM News

U-SoA's Victor Deupi Delivers Presentation for Cuban Heritage Collection

By UM News
Victor Deupi delivered a presentation on “Art and Architecture at the Lyceum 1929-1968” at the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection on Wednesday evening, February 26.  The Lyceum in Havana was founded by a group of progressive Cuban women to promote cultural, and social interests through education, public service, art, and music.  Modeled on similar Spanish women's social clubs, the Lyceum encouraged discussions on modern art and architecture in Cuba, their own headquarters being designed by one of Cuba’s leading women architects, Lilliam Mederos.  In addition to their monthly journal, Revista Lyceum, the organization founded the country's first free public library, and hosted exhibitions, public lectures, and creative competitions, usually in the form of their annual flower show. From 1929 when it first opened until 1968 when Fidel Castro closed it down, the Lyceum was at the forefront of Cuba’s cultural and intellectual institutions.