American Museum of Natural History to host Cuba exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s American Museum of Natural History is presenting a bilingual exhibit that explores Cuba’s biodiversity and culture.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with Cuba’s National Museum of Natural History and opens Nov. 21.

The wide-ranging exhibition features photos and quotes from Cubans, a display on the cultivation of tobacco and a film about Cuba’s history. Lifelike models represent the island’s wildlife.

The United States and Cuba are just 90 miles apart but had frigid relations for decades. They announced in December 2014 they were restoring diplomatic ties, which were broken in 1961 after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba and installed a communist government.

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