Hemingway and Evans

Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933, a traveling exhibition, opens today at Charleston, South Carolina’s Gibbes Museum of Art. The show runs through February 19, 2006

Here’s a brief description from the Boca Raton Museum of Art, which showed the photographs and writings earlier this year:

A friendship between Walker Evans (1903-1975) and Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) began in Havana, Cuba in May 1933. The three weeks they spent together left a lasting impression on both men. The events they witnessed, the political turmoil they observed and their numerous late-night discussions deeply impacted both of their sensibilities and powers of observation, for the rest of their lives. During this period, Hemingway wrote To Have and Have Not, and many of Evans’ photographs are directly related to scenes in this book. Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933 pairs 50 never-before-exhibited photographs by Evans with newly discovered Hemingway letters and personal items.

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