¡Cuba! at the American Museum of Natural History November 21, 2016 – August 13, 2017 is an exhibition about the diverse natural environment of Cuba.
About ¡Cuba! at the American Museum of Natural History
Islands are well, islands of natural diversity. Their isolation opens niches on each island that species evolve into. The many island has many zones from mountains to beaches. Cuba is an archipelago or group of thousands of islands so it has many species that are unique to the world.
One of the positive outcomes of the American embargo has been the protection of Cuba’s natural diversity. In particular, Cuba has one of the most thriving reef ecosystems in the Americas.
The ¡Cuba! exhibition explores Cuba’s caves, coral reefs, mountains, wetlands, tobacco farming (tobacco and its cultivation are native), cities, art, and Afro-Cuban religion.
¡Cuba! is co-curated by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, and Chris Raxworthy, curator-in-charge in the Museum’s Department of Herpetology. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.
For more information visit www.amnh.org/exhibitions/cuba