The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Submerged 2 (Sumergido 2): Short Films from Cuba

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 – Friday, Apr. 7, 2017

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM


Presented by Luis Duno-Gottberg, Rice University

This selection of independent Cuban video work, created over the past few years, includes documentary, fiction, and animation projects. Working with minimal budgets and scarce means of support, determined contemporary filmmakers touch on social, political, and cultural themes.

About the Presentation

About the speaker
Department chair and associate professor of Caribbean and film studies at Rice University, Luis Duno-Gottberg taught at Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he was director of Caribbean and Latin American studies. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race, ethnicity, politics, and violence. His current research, Dangerous People: Hegemony, Representation, and Culture in Contemporary Venezuela, explores the relationship between popular mobilization, radical politics, and culture. He is completing a translation and annotated edition of Estela (1853), the first Haitian novel.


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    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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    • Military (with ID) $10
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    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
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    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
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Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
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  • Street Parking
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    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

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    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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