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5/13/2016 Member News
The St. Petersburg Museum of History Wants Your Cuba Photos


Media Release
The St. Petersburg Museum of History Wants Your Cuba Photos
Be a Part of Experience Cuba – Featuring the Photography of Clyde Butcher

St. Petersburg, FL (May 13, 2016) – The St. Petersburg Museum of History invites the Tampa Bay community to take part in the Experience Cuba exhibit by submitting personal photographs of Cuba for the multi-faceted exhibition celebrating the beauty, culture and history of the once forbidden island.

Experience Cuba opens June 15 and features: Cuba, The Natural Beauty – The Photography of Clyde Butcher, as well as original artwork of Cuban artists Los Carpinteros and Ibrahim Miranda. Experience Cuba is presented by AARP and the Florida Humanities Council.

Desiring to create a Community element of the exhibition, the Museum of History is seeking photographs from local residents that capture the culture and history of Cuba for inclusion in this breathtaking exhibit.

The Culture category highlights the people, places and activities of present-day Cuba. From the 1957 Chevys to unique architecture to crowds waiting to meet the Tampa Bay Rays.

The History category features the stories and photographs of old Cuba. Residents are encouraged to submit family photos and share their stories of a life, or time in Cuba.

Submission Rules:

Deadline: Digital or scanned photographs will be accepted from May 13 through Friday, June 3, 2016.

Where to Submit:  

Photos: Images should be 300dpi no larger than 5MB. All submissions must include applicant’s name, telephone number and information about the photo – location, date shot, etc.

Quantity: Applicants may submit no more than three photos per category.

Ownership: Applicant must own the photograph and if selected, be required to sign a release form for each photograph. If chosen, applicant will authorize SPMOH to use the photograph in the Experience Cuba Exhibit, and also for educational, archival, advertising, marketing and promotional purposes. Applicant WILL maintain all other rights to his/her image.

Selection: A Museum selection committee will meet on June 4 and choose the photographs to be included in the Experience Cuba exhibit.

Photographers whose work is chosen will be invited to the Museum Members private opening on June 14.

Experience Cuba will run from June 15 to September 30, 2016. The celebration of Cuban culture and history will also include special events during the summer such as a Cuban food and music festival and a Night at the Tropicana Casino.

The St. Petersburg Museum of History – celebrating its 94th year – is located at 335 2nd Avenue NE on the Pier Approach. Hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and Noon-5pm on Sundays. For more information, please call 727.894.1052 or visit
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Rui Farias
Executive Director, St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 894-1052
(727) 365-7353 cellular