Cuba Bound: Photographs by Jesse A. Fernández

Amid today’s thaw in relations between Cuba and the U.S., the Library joins the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and American Jazz Museum in a three-venue exhibition of the evocative photos of Cuba-born photographer and artist Jesse A. Fernández.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cuban-born Jesse A. Fernández (1925–1986) lived intermittently in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. With an extraordinary ability to connect with the expressive essence of each place, Fernández photographed the artists, performers, dancers and writers within the intellectual circles through which he moved.

Portraits by Fernández will be shown simultaneously at three venues: artists at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, writers at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Library and jazz musicians at the American Jazz Museum.