The Casa Bacardi, at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American
Studies at the University of Miami, is an interactive center
highlighting Cuban history and culture. The Center, featuring
a music pavilion, the Cuban Information Center, a cinema,
and exhibits, is a unique place to appreciate and learn
about Cuba's past. Casa Bacardi was made possible through
a generous grant from the Bacardi Family Foundation.
The Music Pavilion
At the Music Pavilion individuals can put on headphones and
travel back in time to their favorite Cuban musical era.
With over 2,000 digital musical selections to choose from,
finding your favorite Cuban singer or musician is at the
touch of a button. Archived selections include nineteenth
and twentieth century popular and classical Cuban works.
On special TV monitors, you can also watch, while listening
to Cuba's most popular orchestras. If comedy is what you
are looking for, click on "Humor" and laugh with some of
your favorite comedians, including Luis Carbonell and Guillermo
The Cuban Information
Visitors to the Cuban Information Center can access a variety
of information on Cuba, both historical and contemporary.
The Center features Cuba On-Line a database of information
on most aspects of the island. At computer stations, you
can test your knowledge of Cuban History by taking a "Cuban
At the Cinema visitors are able to screen a variety of movies
about Cuba and Cubans. The movies change regularly, so
please call 305-284-CUBA (2822) or go on-line at http://www.miami.edu/iccas
for a schedule of what is currently showing.
From May 1-31, Monday to Sunday at 2:30 PM, Casa Bacardi presents
Covering Cuba 3: Elián
Director: Agustín Blazquez
USA, 63 min, 2002
This documentary tells the saga of Elián
González through the eyes of Cuban-Americans. The exile community,
heavily slandered by the American press, responds graphically to the Clinton
administration. The film is dedicated to the memory of Elisabet Brotón,
Elián's mother, who died seeking freedom for her son en route to the
Casa Bacardi, University of Miami
1531 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables
$5.00 admission. Free to University of Miami students, faculty &
Current exhibits at Casa Bacardi include a Smithsonian Institution
Photograph Exhibit of Cuba in1902, which features original
photos of the island taken during the celebration of the
establishment of the republic in May 1902. Also on display
from time to time are special traveling exhibits. For information
on special exhibits being displayed, or coming soon to,
Casa Bacardi, please call 305-284-CUBA (2822) or go on-line
WHERE IS CASA
The Casa Bacardi is located in the building of the Institute
for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies on the University
of Miami Campus at 1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida
Driving from the North - Take I-95 south, which feeds into
US1, and continue south on US1 approximately five miles.
Take a right on Red Road (S.W. 57th Avenue) till Brescia
Avenue (the second street light). Take a right on Brescia
Avenue and Casa Bacardi will be the third building on your
left hand side.
Driving from the South - Take US1 North. Take a left on Red
Road (S.W. 57th Avenue) till Brescia Avenue (the second
street light). Take a right on Brescia Avenue Casa Bacardi
will be the third building on your left hand side.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Note: The Cinema is only operational
on Saturday and Sunday. Please call 305-284-CUBA (2822)or
go on-line at http://www.miami.edu/iccas for what is currently
A donation of $5.00 per visitor is requested to defray the
cost of maintaining the exhibits. Donations are not requested
from children under 12.
INSTITUTE FOR CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)
at the University of Miami sponsors academic and outreach
programs and helps coordinate Cuba-related activities at
the University, including the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Chair
in Cuban Studies, the Casa Bacardi, the Cuban Heritage
Collection at the Otto G. Richter Library, the John J.
Koubek Memorial Center, and other University components
related to Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. ICCAS offers
courses on Cuban history and culture, produces publications,
and sponsors original research on specific topics.