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Art in Rio de Janeiro: The 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries & Spaces

As the favourite city of many international globetrotters, Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil’s true cultural hotspots. Home to a broad selection of incredible art galleries – from underground exhibition spaces to architectural wonders complete with floor to ceiling windows – lovers of contemporary art in all of its forms will never want to leave this bustling metropolis. We update our guide to the top ten art galleries in Rio.

Artur Fidalgo


Top Six Most Important Cuban Painters at the Moment

The six Cuban visual artists keep on impressing critics and specialists, because of the thematic diversity, as well as for the appreciated formats and styles in their creations.  PanamericanWorld proposes to get closer to six Cuban painters who have reached world renown. Not a few of their work has been exposed in the main art galleries and several of them are part of private and public collections.


The Most Sensual Latin American Actresses

Such categories as sensuality and beauty depend on different aspects. Women are not exotic because of having a perfect body or impeccable face. The extraordinary touch is usually connected to professional virtuosity or human qualities. However, there are women that successfully gather all those elements, so they become famous for their authenticity and irresistible appeal.  


Being YouTuber in Cuba: A daily challenge

It's not easy being a YouTuber in Cuba. A Nauta card to get online, in a park with WiFi, still has a prohibitive price per hour; in addition, young entrepreneurs don't find a way to earn money for the content they produce in the largest video socialization platform in the world. Despite all this, every day new people appear in the country willing to show their lives and express their opinions. PanamericanWorld spoke with six Cuban youtubers about their goals and motivations.


Top Five Latin American Actors in Hollywood

The Latin American actors have been usually framed in roles that show them as hot lovers, domestic service workers, criminals or toxic elements in the plot. Those common spaces have been present in Hollywood movies over the decades; nonetheless, it wouldn’t be too daring to say that several Latin American actors, based on perseverance and talent, have currently stepped away from those cultural stereotypes and they stand out as well-positioned stars of the movie industry.


Five Latin actresses that turn-on with their beauty

Latin actresses may be among the most sensual people in the world; although more than a few of them have revealed themselves against stereotypes and clichés that circumscribe them only to "seductive bombs". They want to be recognized not only for their curves, but also for their charisma and talent in front of the cameras. Which are the most provocative? At PanamericanWorld we propose a tour of the career of five extraordinary women who combine their great physical beauty with a great aptitude for acting.


Ten Afro-Cuban Actresses You Must Know

Back in 2015, Cuban actress Yordanka Ariosa made headlines at international level. During the 63rd edition of San Sebastian Movie Festival, she was given the Silver Shell for the leading role played in El Rey de La Habana (The King of Havana), directed by Spanish Agusti Villaronga. With that award, she joined the list that also comprises Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn and Mia Farrow, just to mention some of those stars.


The 10 Best Cuban Filmmakers

In Cuba, there are no large shopping malls with modern movie theaters inside. Not to mention Imax and the 3D experience is very short. You shouldn’t expect either to find commercials about the most recent Hollywood productions, although the legal limbo left by Washington’s Blockade implies that the cinemas of this Caribbean Island, which barely charge 0.05 USD per ticket, show premiere films, without having an economic agreement with the distributors. In this sui generis context, the Cuban public can be considered a great film’s consumer and, above all, of national productions.


Six Art Galleries you Should Visit in Havana

With a diversity of curatorial profiles, at the initiative of the artists themselves or as prestigious institutions in the Cuban art promoting circuits, the art galleries in Havana live an expansion moment. They are a business strategy and, also, specific ways of conceiving and rethinking Cuban art. PanamericanWorld shows six galleries that illustrate the different paths of art commercialization in the Cuban capital.

Galería Habana

Chrislie Pérez.



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