Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat
Saturday December 6, 2014 07:00 PM EST
From the venue:Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat is a visual exploration of baseball through the varied perspectives of contemporary Cuban-born artists living in Cuba and the U.S. The arrival of baseball in Cuba coincided with the emergence of the independence movement in 1886, and the sport quickly became a collective emblem of national identity. Cubaâ€™s history, filled with legends of pop-flyâ€™s, strike outs, home runs, and curve balls, provides meaningful and accessible material for artists to create work with implications beyond the field. Appropriating their cultureâ€™s passion for the sport, the artists validate a basic Cuban understanding: baseball belongs to the people.