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September 2017 | Waterloo, Iowa & Midwest

posted May 24, 2018, 1:34 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated May 24, 2018, 1:34 PM ]

Exploring Haitian Art through collections, discussion and revelry. 

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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

JANUARY 2015 Paris

posted Jun 22, 2015, 8:01 AM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 7:45 AM ]

This year’s conference is being planned to take advantage of the opportunity to see “200 Years of Haitian Art”, a major exhibition presented at the Grand Palais. Other highlights will include the Musee d’Vodou as well as various other museums and private collections. And of course the sights of Paris!
Proposed itinerary of Paris HAS conference: 
1) Jan 31, Sat- HAS group dinner and orientation meeting in Marais district of Paris.

2) Feb 1, Sun- Early am visit to Parisian flea markets. Afternoon Grand Palais-Haitian exhibition & Niki de St. Phalle-famous contemporary French naif artist.
 Musee d' Orsay former railway museum with outstanding collections.

3) Feb 2, Mon- Early fast train to Strasbourg and see Musee d' Vodou, orchid nursery & maybe Grand Marnier estate. Return to Paris late afternoon.

4) Feb 3, Tues- Early fast train to Laval and view museums collection of international collection of folk art 
Birthplace of Henri Rousseau. Lunch in town. Return to Paris mid-late pm.

5) Feb 4, Wed- Tour of Musee d' Art Naif collection at Halle St. Pierre in Paris, Opera House & Pompideau Centre

6) Feb 5, Thurs- Tour galleries and bookstores / maybe tour private collections in Paris/Musical instruments museum

7) Feb 6, Fri- Tour Eiffel tower and lunch. Afternoon Quai Branly ethnographic museum

8) Feb 7, Sat- Early am visit Parisian flea markets/lunch/ tour the Louvre. Option of visit to Picasso Museum. HAS group farewell dinner in Latin Quarter  

9) Feb 8- Return home

2013 Conference

posted Oct 21, 2013, 11:55 AM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Oct 21, 2013, 11:55 AM ]

Atlanta, Georgia | August 16-18
Dear Members, we are holding our annual Haitian Art Society conference in Atlanta, Georgia on August 16-18. This should be a very exciting and fun filled trip (as usual!) in that we will be seeing a lot of Folk Art in addition to Haitian Art at the world famous Slotin Folk Fest. We have several tours planned, and will see a few local collections. There are lots of other cultural locations for us to visit as well. The Waterloo Center is driving their van to Atlanta so we will have very convenient local transportation available to us during the conference.

Tentitive Schedule

, August 15 5:00pm
Travel to Atlanta. Meet in hotel lobby to gather for cocktails/dinner for those who arrive on Thursday. (location TBD)

Friday, August 16
Breakfast at hotel.

Meet in hotel lobby for van departure to a couple locations TBD

High Art Museum
: special collection of Southern folk art

Atlanta Historical Society
: small collection of Southern folk art in a turn of the century building.

Spellman College of Art

Emory University

CNN Tour, Atlanta Aquarium
or Coca Cola Plant Tour

Meet in hotel lobby at 5:00pm for van departure to Slotin exhibition opening and festival (5:00-10:00pm).

Slotin Folk Art Auction and Festival
North Atlanta Trade Center

Meet the Artists Party & Exhibition Opening

Admission $15 (includes free t-shirt and re-admission the 3 days)

Short presentation by Joe Gentzel, collector selling his Haitian collection at Slotin (5:30-6:00pm)

Signup for optional Sunday tours

Meals on your own

Saturday, August 17
Breakfast at hotel.


Meet in hotel lobby at 9:00am for (possible art presentations 9:00-11:30am TBD), van depature to misc. tours/attractions listed above (TBD).

View the collection of  Mr. Dion Kohler.
Refreshments will be served.

High Art Museum and Atlanta Historical Society
for a Tour.

Van will return to hotel at 5:30pm.



Slotin Folk Art Auction and Festival (Continued)
Daily Admission $7 | Meals on your own

Meet in hotel lobby at 7:30pm for transportation to group dinner (location TBD) or event (see below):

[OPTIONAL: Saturday evening we may have an event at Haitian Consulate, Speaking with charge du affairs Reginald Michel, TBD]

Meals on your own

Sunday, August 18
Breakfast at hotel.

van transportation to Slotin Folk Art Festival.
You are free to wander around on your own.

Van departs at 4:00PM for hotel.

Gather in hotel lobby at 7:00PM for casual dinner if you are still in Atlanta. (location TBD)


“Safe Travels” if you are departing!

Recommend to all HAS attendees buy an
Atlanta City Pass online for $74/person
(includes admission to High Art Museum, Atlanta Historical
Society, Atlanta Aquarium, World of Coca Cola tour, and
numerous other attractions in the area)

2012 Annual Conference

posted Jun 17, 2013, 1:07 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 1:23 PM ]

2012 Annual Conference
October 20-24 | New York


Saturday, October 20
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World is the culmination of nearly a decade of collaborative research and scholarship organized by El Museo del Barrio in conjunction with the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

El Museo Del Barrio

5th Avenue at 104th Street, East Harlem
Also featuring a Mexican Cultural Event
beginning at 11:00am

Studio Museum
144 W. 125th Street

FREE TIME -- May attend Art Off the Main: A high quality show devoted to African Diasporic,Caribbean and Latin American Art at the Javits Center, in Hall 1A use the entrance at 39th Street and 11th Avenue.

Queens Museum of Art
NYC Bldg, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Valerie Coddett has invited participants to view her collection 5-6 people at a time. She lives close the Queens Museum of Art- participants may walk to view her collection.

Catered dinner event
Featuring Haitian Chef Elle Phillipe
177 East 75th Street 7D, NYC

Sunday, October 21

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah
Kresge Gallery, Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts: Special Haitian exhibition; Selden Rodman Gallery of Popular Arts, B Wing: Selected works from the permanent collection on view as well as loans from Los Angeles resident Nikki Lubitsch, daughter of film director Ernst Lubitsch. Works originally from the Ambassador Timmons’ Collection. Also on view in the same gallery will be several works from Ramapo’s Thompson MIND Collection of Mexican Art (Marcial Ayala, etc.) and works from the Morris/Svehla Collection. Additional Thompson Collection pieces will be on view in the Potter Library galleries.

Includes catered Haitian lunch by Chef Pierre

Visit to Carole Rodman’s collection

Oakland, New Jersey

Visit to Andre Juste & Cybil Charlier home
in upstate NY
will include dinner
32 Church Street, New York

Monday, October 22

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures 
515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem 
They have about 30 Haitian works in their collection.
They can accommodate 10 people at a time, the rest may spend time in their two galleries as we rotate in and out of archives

Quincy Troupe & Margaret Porter's collection
1925 Seventh Avenue 7L
Includes lunch

Sedare Coradin 's collection
17 W. 120th Street,
Includes cocktails

Dr. Arthur Canario & Liliane Questal’s collection

465 West End Ave at 82nd

Dinner on your own in the area

Tuesday, October 23

Skoto Gallery

Bruce Onobrakpeya exhibition--one of Nigeria's finest contemporary artists
529 W. 20th Street #5W, Chelsea

Steven Kasher Gallery

Work by Phyllis Galembo
521 W. 23rd Street, #2R

lunch on your own

Shari Cavin/ Randall Morris Gallery
The Natrue of the show has changed. We'll
have Caribbean, including Jamaica
and Haiti, and southern US artists up.
The show is about their commonality.
210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 201

Center for Cuban Studies

231 W. 29th Street

Dinner on your own in Chelsea

Wednesday, October 24

Queens Museum of Art, NYC Bldg
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, guided tour

Valerie Coddett has invited participants to view her collection - 5-6 people at a time. She lives close to the Queens Museum of Art . We will transport everyone to Valerie's and cycle in and out, lunch will be available in the neighborhood for those who are waiting.

Lunch on your own

Andre Juste and Cybil Charlier’s Studio
11 East 124th Street

Gloria Frank's collection

Upper East Side

An n’ Pale” forum at El Museo Del Barrio
will include, a panel discussion related to the Caribbean Crossroads Exhibits, followed by a reception and live musical entertainment
. Panel: Andre Juste and Elvis Fuentes

Dinner on your own

Thursday, October 25

optional extended day

No bus transportation--bus ends on Wednesday

Enjoy exhibits and galleries in the Dumbo area
near our hotel in Brooklyn

Evening: SIP N CHAT at Upscale La Caye Restaurant
Live Jazz with Buyu Ambroise, Frederic Las Fageas, Bobby Raymond, Allan Menard. First set 7:00pm. Happy Hour 4:30 - 7:00pm. 35 Lafayette Street across from Brooklyn Academy of Music. Upscale please.

2011 | New Orleans, Louisiana

posted Jul 21, 2012, 1:31 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:31 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2011 Annual Conference - New Orleans, Louisiana

2010 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

posted Jul 21, 2012, 1:28 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:28 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2010 Annual Conference - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A hotbed of Haitian Art for more than 50 years.

2009 I Washington, DC

posted Jul 21, 2012, 1:23 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:23 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2009 Annual Conference - Washington, DC

Mystical Imagination - The Art of Haitian Master Hector Hyppolite.
Hosted by Art Museum of the Americas.

2008 | Waterloo, Iowa

posted Jul 21, 2012, 1:08 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:08 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2008 Annual Conference - Waterloo, Iowa.

An examination of Haitian and other Afro-Caribbean art; from African
roots to current trends.

This years conference was hosted by the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

2007 | San Diego, California

posted Jul 21, 2012, 1:01 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:01 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2007 Annual Conference - San Diego, California.

2006 | Miami, Florida

posted Jul 21, 2012, 12:57 PM by Haitian ArtSociety   [ updated Jul 21, 2012, 1:11 PM ]

Haitian Art Society 2006 Annual Conference - Miami, Florida

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