CubaOcho is a cultural arts research center with an extensive library and collection of Cuban artwork artworks that were created between 1850 and 1958 by various Cuban arts masters. The center main purpose is to promote painting, theater, music, literature, and the arts in their entirety, as well as sponsor cultural events designed to disseminate the works of Cuban artist throughout South Florida.
Located in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood,
CubaOcho Museum and Preforming Arts Center has an extraordinary collection of
Cuban art and literary treasures. The owner of CubaOcho started rescuing and
preserving Cuban art when he was 17 years old and still living in Cuba. In 1992, his then-small collection of 14
paintings made it to Florida hidden in the hull of a small, wooden fishing boat.
Ramos collection and knowledge continued to grow once he arrived in Miami.
His collection is historically significant and
underestimated, as the represented artists were major contributors to the
cultural life of pre-Castro Cuba. Their memory has been subsequently
CubaOcho often features live music and is available for rent
for private events. The library portion of the center features a wide variety
of rare research materials about Cuban artists from 1800-1958.