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Haitian Heritage and the Musée d'Art Haitien

Sunday November 9 2014, 3 pm - 8 pm
Queens Museum of Art - Unisphere Gallery
Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Queens NY 11368

Discover the Save A Museum Collection

On  January 12, 2015, the  Musée d'Art Haitien  will have  been  closed to  the public for 5 years. It was hit hard by the 2010 earthquake and hasn't been fully repaired yet. Artists and collectors came together last year at the urging of the Support Committee of the Toussaint  Louverture  Cultural foundation. They  donated  over  80  original  artworks  that became known  as  the Save A Museum Collection.  It  helped  finance  Phase I  of  the museum's reconstruction which  was  completed  in the  Spring. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity  to  view  artwork, will learn  about the  history of museums in Haiti and will be introduced to the museum's Phase II reconstruction
                Musee d'Art Haitien du College St PierreThe museum after the 2010 earthquake

Program

Art Exhibit: Discover the Save A Museum Collection

VOLCY_Dominique.JPG On display, more than 40 paintings donated  by  artists  and  collectors for  the repair  of  the  Musee d’Art Haitien du  Collège  St. Pierre which was severely damaged by the 2010 earthquake.




Volcy Jean Dominique Le masque Acrylic on board 10"x8" 2006
You'll  discover artwork from internationally known artists Edouard Duval-Carrie, Philippe Dodard, Levoi Exil, TAFA, Eric Girault, Essud Fungcap, Patricia Brintle and many others.







Eric Girault, Marine, Oil on canvas, 8"x10, 2009
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Presentations 

The history of museums in Haiti by Dr Michel Philippe Lerebours.  Dr Lerebours is the vice-president of the museum's board, an art historian and the author of "Haiti et ses peintres".

Phase II reconstruction of the Musée d’Art Haitien du Collège St. Pierre by Joseph Harold Gaspard. Mr Gaspard is an architect, a member of the Museum’s board and the president of ICOM-Haiti (International Council Of Museums)

Q&A

Entertainment: singer Jocelyne Dorismé, poet Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, and prodigy pianist Gamar Josama

Light refreshments
Contact: (917) 499-3638 ToussaintLouvertureFoundation@Gmail.com
L'Education du Regard - Etienne Télémaque
(516) 338-1151

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