The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center’s Rotating Gallery through its changing exhibits seeks to create a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors, increase exposure and opportunities for artists who live and work in the Upper Keys, and educate the public about history and the unique ecosystems of the Florida Keys. To keeps things fresh, the FKHDC’s rotations occur every two to four months. That means a greater number of stories from the museums’ collections may be exhibited over time—a boon to the museums’ teaching and learning mission.

Where the Sea Retreats

Carlos Guzman Art at History & Discovery Center
Carlos Guzman Exhibit at History & Discovery Center

The work of critically acclaimed Cuban artist Carlos Guzmán is on display at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center’s upstairs gallery!

One of Cuba’s most imaginative and creative contemporary painters, Carlos Guzmán, combines fantasy and allegory in 22 other worldly paintings and drawings on display from January 20th to April 24th, 2022 at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, Florida.
Meet the Artist
Friday, February 25, 2022 | 6-9 pm
at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
Park and ride Freebee!.
The exhibit is available in both Spanish and English.
About Carlos Guzmán
Guzmán’s work defies the Laws of Nature, ignoring the barriers of time and space to create a unique artistic version filled with dreamlike figures in lavish costumes tinkering with strange technologies in a parallel universe. Each piece grabs the viewer, inviting them into a world of whimsy and magic.
Represented in original and daring exhibitions around the world, Guzmán has participated in almost a hundred collective and personal expositions. His creations are included in important private and institutional collections at different countries. Among his most notable solo exhibitions are “The Magic of a Magic Instant” (Miami, 2013); “Changement des tons dans l’auvre de Guzmán” (Paris, 2012); “Carlos Guzmán” (Portugal, 2010); “Another Dimension” (Saint-Martin, 2009); and “Sailing Your Nights” (Havana, 2007). In 2014, Guzmán was selected to represent Cuba for the first time at the Fourth Annual Art Camp, “Colors for the Planet,” organized by UNESCO in Andorra.
“I feel very honored and happy to be able to represent my country in this lovely, praiseworthy and interesting event in which I aspire pronounce held up our culture. It is an immense pride to be able to carry my creations to a country that knows little of the Cuban genuine moral values of culture and that for me is of great importance that she be acknowledged and admired,” says Guzmán.
“We are excited to bring such a culturally-rich exhibit to the History and Discovery Center as we broaden our outreach to the community” said Bonnie Barnes, Executive Director.
Within Cuba, Guzmán has received the National Illustration Award “Raúl Martínez” in 2011. His work was selected for the imagery for the 31st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. He has also participated in several iterations of the Havana Biennial and Subasta Habana.
His work can be found in private collections and museums around the world, including Austria, Germany, Monaco, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Russia, Portugal, the Basque Country, Brazil, Mexico, Guadalupe, Venezuela, Spain, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, France, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Explore the fanciful world of Carlos Guzmán at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.


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