Cuban art is a dynamic mix of African, American, and European influences. It exists no where else. The rich diversity of styles spanning 500 years puts Cuba front and center in the global arts scene. Testament to the island’s love of art is reflected in 265 museums, 120 art galleries, and 46 art schools. Here’s our favorite galleries for this month.

5 Art gallery Wilfredo Lam in Old Havana© Cuba Absolutely, 2014

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam

The north-west corner of the square is occupied by the 18th-century Casa.

San Ignacio #22, esq. a Empedrado, Habana Vieja

5 Univeral art museum in Old Havana

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

The National Museum of Fine Arts, edifice built in Spanish Renaissance style.

Zulueta y San José, Habana Vieja

4 zaida Dedo

Casa de los Artistas

Several of Cuba’s most famous artists have their studios here.

Oficios #6, e/ Obispo y Obrapía, Habana Vieja

4 Visuals Art development center in Old Havana

Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales

It holds temporary exhibitions of both renowned and emerging artists.

San Ignacio #352, esq. a Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja
(+53)7862 - 3533

4 factoria habana

Factoría Habana

Factoría Habana is an experimental center for present-day artistic creation.

O´Reilly #308 e/ Habana y Aguiar, Habana Vieja

4 Fototeca de Cuba

Fototeca de Cuba

Inaugurated in 1986 to preserve, study and promote Cuba’s photographic heritage.

Mercaderes # 307 e/ Muralla y Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja
(+53)7862 - 2530

4 Art Gallery Victor Manuel in Old Havana

Galería Victor Manuel

This gallery offers a nice selection of mainstream decorative modern paintings.

San Ignacio #56, esq. a Callejón del Chorro, Habana Vieja
(+53)7861 - 2955

4 Habana Gallery in Vedado

Galería Habana

This gallery opened in 1962 to promote Cuban talent.

Línea #460

4 palacio-Conde-Lombillo

Palacio del Conde Lombillo

Located on the north-east corner of the Plaza de la Catedral.

Empedrado #151, esq. a Mercaderes, Habana Vieja

3 comedy House in old havana

Casa de la Comedia

Tucked down a cobble-side street around the corner from the Depósito.

Justiz #18, e/ Baratillo y Oficios

3 Casa Museo Simón Bolívar

Casa Museo Simón Bolívar

Housed in a former colonial mansion built from 1806 to 1817.

Mercaderes #156, e/ Obrapía y Lamparilla, Habana Vieja

3 Casa de Carmen Montilla

Casa de Carmen Montilla

This charming art gallery was established in 1994 by the late Venezuelan artist.

Oficios #162, e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja
(+53)7866 - 8768

3 Villa Manuela art gallery in Vedado

Galería Villa Manuela

Was created to exhibit and promote works by members of UNEAC.

Calle H #406, entre 17 y 19

2 Casa Oswaldo Guayasamín

Casa Oswaldo Guayasamín

This institution honors Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999), a dedicated socialist.

Obrapia #112. Habana Vieja
(+53)7861 - 3843

1 ceramics store Terracota

Terracota 4

This is the studio-gallery of ceramicists Amelia Carballo and Ángel Norniella.

Mercaderes e/ Obrapía y Lamparilla, (across from the Simón Bolívar Park), Habana Vieja