Events

School's Out

If you ever arrive in Cuba with an appetite for some kickass architecture, put the National Art Schools project on your must-see list. If a ticket to Cuba’s not on your horizon, make a note to get to Bragg’s Pie Factory at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

The campus was envisioned by three young artists and commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the early 1960s. Constructed on top of a former golf course in Havana, the architectural masterpiece was home to artists, dancers, and musicians from around the country. Soon after the campus was nearly complete, the Revolution peaked, and Art Schools was forgotten and abandoned.

Decades later, the project was rediscovered, re-inhabited, and revisited by Castro and architects, who are now subjects of Unfinished Spaces, a documentary that will screen at 1301 Grand Avenue. No Festival Required hosts the free screening.


Thu., May 16, 8 p.m., 2013
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Claire Lawton
Contact: Claire Lawton