The Rise And Fall Of The Cuban National Art Schools

By Linda Speckhals
Aerial view of part of Cubanacan art schools complex located on grounds of former Havana Country Club. Catalonian vault technique for supports used because of shortage of building materials. (Photo by Lee Lockwood/Getty Images)
On the site of a former country club in Cubanacán, a far western suburb of Havana sits a number of Catalan-vaulted brick and terra-cotta structures. These buildings were part of the National Art Schools, which were conceived and founded by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara