Luis Miret, the longtime director of Galería Habana, which revolutionized Cuba’s contemporary-art scene, died on May 11. He was 58.
As director of Galería Habana, Miret oversaw one of Havana’s few contemporary-art spaces and actively promoted a vibrant Cuban art scene. Among the artists currently on Galería Habana’s roster are Alexandre Arrechea and Ivan Capote.
Miret was also director of Cuba’s Department of International Relations of the National Council of Visual Arts and the Department of Economics at the Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales.
A statement from Sean Kelly gallery announcing the news today reads: “Luis Miret will be profoundly missed by many who care about art and artists in Cuba, but his legacy is sure to endure.”
Correction 5/15/17, 3:23 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated the date of Miret's death. He died on May 11, not May 14. The post has been updated to reflect this.