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Haitian Art Society 2017 Annual Conference

September 23-28 | Waterloo, Iowa & Midwest

Exploring Haitian Art through collections, discussion and revelry. 

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Please register by September 15. 

Secure your discounted hotel rate by reserving your room by August 22.

Saturday-Monday ǀ September 23-25

Conference and local bus tour of Haitian Art Collections/Exhibitions*

$80 / person*
$40 / student*

*Conference registration includes admission to all conference presentations, tours, transportation, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, plus one year Haitian Art Society membership. Student rate does not include Haitian Art Society membership.

Tuesday-Thursday ǀ September 26-28
Bus tour to view Haitian Art Collections in Dubuque, Milwaukee, Chicago and Davenport
$100 / person*

Lodging in Chicago
$400 - Best Western River North (2 nights, 1 bed, Up to 2 people)**
$425 -Best Western River North (2 nights, 2 beds, Up to 4 people)**

*Includes transportation, lunch Tuesday and Wednesday, and museum admissions. Lodging not included. 
**Includes breakfast vouchers each day. Lodging must be pre-arranged by August 22, to secure discounted rate. 

Additional Information

We would recommend planning for lodging in Waterloo and Chicago over the following dates.

Waterloo Saturday – Monday September 23-25

Chicago | Tuesday – Wednesday September 26-27

Waterloo | Thursday | September 28

Lodging Waterloo

Ramada Inn ǀ $79.99 (Ramada Waterloo Hotel and Convention Center) 319.233.7560

Days Inn & Suites Waterloo ǀ $79.99 (Days Inn Waterloo) 319.235.4461

(RSVP by August 22)*

*Days Inn & Suites are located just south of Downtown Waterloo; there will be a WCA Shuttle available to transport conference participants to the Waterloo Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday.

Lodging Chicago

Best Western River North | 312.467.0800 (RSVP by August 23)

Standard King (1 Bed, 1-2 people) ǀ $165.99/night + 17.4% Tax

Standard Two Double (2 beds, 2-4 people) ǀ $169.99/night + 17.4% Tax

Ohio House Motel | 312.943.6000

Standard King (1 Bed, 1-2 people) ǀ $179/night

Standard Two Double (2 beds, 2-4 people) ǀ $189/night

Transportation Waterloo

WCA Shuttle ǀ 319.291.4490 

Dolly’s Taxi ǀ 319.242.2011


ALO Waterloo Regional Airport (Carriers – American Airlines)

CID Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (Carriers – Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United)

Conference Itinerary

Saturday, September 23 ǀ Waterloo Center for the Arts

- Visit WCA Galleries
- Welcome
- Presentation ǀ Current States of the WCA Haitian -Collection and Programing
- Presentation ǀ Collector’s Panel Discussion
- Lunch at the WCA’s Laughing Tree Café 
- Presentation ǀ A Look at Gerard Fortune, Pascale Monnin
- Gallery Talk ǀ LeGrace Benson
- WCA Collection Vault Tour
- Exhibition Opening Reception | Pascale Monnin
- The - Birth of the Hummingbird 
and Other Marvels 
Gallery Talk ǀ Pascale Monnin

Sunday, September 24 ǀ Waterloo Center for the Arts

- Visit WCA Galleries
Presentation ǀ Tourists Turned Connoisseurs: Collection Histories of Haitian Art in the United States, Peter Haffner, PhD
Presentation ǀ Contemporary Young Haitian Artists from Chicago: Alexandra Antoine, Jean Yves Hector, and Sabrina Greig
Lunch at the WCA’s Laughing Tree Café 
Presentation ǀ Alfredo Rivera, Associate Professor, Grinnell College
Presentation ǀ Edouard Duval Carrié
View private collection and enjoy an evening along the river with Cammie Scully 

Monday, September 25 ǀ Cedar Falls & Waterloo, Iowa

- Visit University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art
Presentation ǀ Objects of Power from the WCA Haitian Collection, Darrell Taylor, Director, UNI Gallery of Art and Chawne Paige, WCA Curator
View Exhibition at UNI Museum, Rod Library ǀ VÉVÉ Spiritual Symbols of Haiti featuring Haitian Flags from the WCA Collection
Lunch in Downtown Cedar Falls (on your own)
Private Collection Tour ǀ Bob Coyle
Private Studio Tour ǀ Paco Rosic
Dinner at Galleria de Paco, Downtown Waterloo (dinner not included in registration fee)

Tuesday, September 26 ǀ Dubuque, Iowa & Milwaukee, Wisconsin

- Visit Gallery C, Downtown Dubuque 
Exhibition Tour ǀ Haiti in Iowa: Selections from the WCA Haitian Collection
Box Lunch 
Visit Milwaukee Art Museum and tour Haitian Collection
Hotel overnight in Chicago
Wednesday, September 27 ǀ Chicago, Illinois
Visit and tour Haitian American Museum of Chicago
Exhibition Tour ǀ RaRa
Lunch: Traditional Haitian Meal at the museum 
Visit Intuit Gallery
Visit DuSable Museum of African American History
Private Collection Tour ǀ Laurie Beasley
Private Collection Tour ǀ Karen Richman
Hotel overnight in Chicago

Thursday, September 28 ǀ Davenport, Iowa

- Visit Figge Art Museum and tour Haitian Collection
View Exhibition ǀ Endless Flight, alter piece along with selected recent works by Edouard Duval Carrié
Lunch at the Iowa Machine Shed 
Return to Waterloo