Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History
The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History, located at the former site of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba, is an institution dedicated to remembering the U.S. prison which was active between 2002 and 2012 before it was permanently decommissioned and closed. The museum features a large variety of facilities including the Tipton-Three Exhibition Space, the Jumah al-Dossari Center for Critical Studies, as well as an extensive array of public programming. The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History officially opened its doors to the public in August 2012.
The purpose of the museum is both to remember the human rights abuses that occurred while the prison was in operation while also to provide a framework for combatting contemporary human rights abuses that continue to persist. The museum actively seeks to draw together a dynamic and mobile collectivity of artists, theorists, and other members of the public to create conditions for reflection and imagination. In framing this history of the present, it is our hope that in highlighting the diversity of practices and discourse which forced the closure of the prison that others will be able to draw from our praxis in future struggles for social justice.