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Haitian Art Society Annual Conference Paris Schedule

posted Jan 22, 2015, 12:52 PM by Haitian ArtSociety

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Daytime: Arrivals, sightseeing on your own
Check-in at Hotel Turenne Le Marais
http://www.turennemarais.com/   Tel. +33(0)1 42 78 43 25
6 rue de Turenne, 75004 Paris                  
Metro: Line 1 Saint-Paul (Five short blocks from hotel. See airport transfer option notes)

Daytime suggestions:
Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition before it closes Monday, February 2nd

Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, Clémenceau Entrance, place Clémenceau

Square Jean Perrin, Champs-Elysées, avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8ème

Metro: lines 1, 9, 13 / Stations: Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau


Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, a cabinet of curiosities in the Marais

Hôtel Guénégaud, 62 rue des Archives, 3e, walk from the hotel


Centre Pompidou

Piazza, Place Georges Pompidou, rue du Renard

Jacques-André Boiffard, surrealist photography exhibition, Jeff Koons


walk from the hotel

The Louvre


30-minute walk or take Metro line 1 to Palais Royal - Louvre

6:00pm Meet at Hotel Turenne Le Marais to walk to restaurant

6:30pm Orientation Meeting and Group Dinner at The Royal Charonne, 101 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France, +33 1 43 67 35 80


Sunday, February 1, Marais, Picasso and Flea Markets

Most businesses are closed in France on Sundays. The Marais neighborhood where Hotel Turenne is located is an exception, as there are many Jewish-owned businesses. Many museums are free and open to the public on the first Sunday of each month. This means they will be crowded.


Options9am Concert at The Palace of Versailles


10:00am Picasso Museum, Musée National Picasso-Paris

5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris



Parisian flea markets with Larry Kent St Ouen, 15 acres of antiques market

48, rue Jules Valles (marché des antiquaires) 93400 Saint-Ouen

Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt           

Metro: Porte de Clignancourt on line 4 or Porte de St.-Ouen on line 13 


Note: get cash before you go as there are very few ATMS, but also watch your wallet


Marché du Livre Ancien et d'Ocassion - Parc Georges Brassens

(under the pavillon Baltard)  104 rue Brancion 75015

60-80 bouquinistes (book dealers)  weekends 9-6pm.

Convention (line 12), Porte de Vanves

Porte de Vanves line #11 near the metro stop.  (350 vendors selling

paintings, ceramics, silver art deco etc.

Rung is wholesale market tour but only for the hardy 5am-8am  Near Charles de Gaulle airport. www.rungismarket.com


Note: If you run out of time, consider visiting a flea market the following Saturday February 7.


Monday, February 2, Paris West

10:15am meet at hotel to depart

11:00am Fondation Louis Vuitton, new museum, designed by Frank Gehry, Olafur Eliassonexhibition


Closed Tuesdays, open 11am -7pm 


If weather permits, walk around Parc Monceau


3:00pm Dapper Museum of the African and Diasporan Art



6:30-8:30pm Cocktails at the home of Joel Dreyfuss, journalist and art lover, currently writing a book on his family roots in Haiti

130 Blvd. Malesherbes

Metro 3 line to Malesherbes or the 2 line to Monceau

vonage # 646-827-8795; Joel.dreyfuss@gmail.com


Tuesday, February 3, Travel to Laval

Train from Monparnasse in Paris to Laval

travel time 1 hour 30 minutes each way; cost 20Euros each way

Musée du Vieux-Château, Laval    

permanent collection of self-taught artists, honoring Rousseau's birthplace http://laval.fr/musees/art-naif/

Lunch in town

Return to Paris in the evening


Wednesday, February 4, Northern Paris and Grand Palais

9:15am depart hotel

10am Studio visit, artist Elodie Barthélemy

28 rue d'Oran 75018 Paris

Metro Château Rouge on line 4

Travel instructions: Metro from St Sebastien Froissart, line 8 direction Balard, change at the station Strasbourg Saint Denis, you will tke the line 4, direction Porte de Clignancourt rue Poulet near the market, then rue des Poissonniers, and it will be the first street on your right, call so she can open door

Tel. +33(0)173759324, mobile 0033(0)618016603


15-minute walk to 

11:30pm Halle St. Pierre / Musée d'Art Naïf – Max Fourny also known as the Muséed'Art Brut

2, rue Ronsard – 75018 Paris         


Mon-Friday 11-6pm, Saturday 11:00 am/19:00 pm  Sunday 12:00 am/18:00 pm (note: their bookstore is closed exceptionally from Feb 5-7)

Metro line 1 to Chatelet, transfer to line 4 to Barbès – Rochechouart OR transfer at Concorde to line 12 to Abesses


1:00pm optional lunch: Haitian restaurant Le Paradis Tropical (no group reservation)


6 rue Custine - 75018 - Paris - Tél : 01 42 57 87 24


2:30pm Grand Palais, exhibition Haiti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation

Clémenceau Entrance, place Clémenceau, 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris http://www.grandpalais.fr/en/event/haiti

(Exhibition open on Wednesday until 10pm)

2:30pm tour by curator Regine Cuzin with artist Hervé Télémaque

TBD talk by André Juste

Option: there are Cafes inside the Grand Palais


6:15pm doors open 

6:30pm Roundtable discussion on Haitian art with writer Françoise Vergès, and art historians Carlo A. Celius et Bernard Marcadé, with sociologist Laennec Hurbon, on the place of art in the world today

auditorium Champs-Elysées, Grand Palais


(Free of charge (can print tickets anytime after January 28th on website)


Thursday, February 5, A Day on the Left Bank

11am Galerie Albert Loeb, dealer, African, self-taught artists represented


12 rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris

Optional: Gibert Jeune, new and used bookstore

Place Saint-Michel


new and used books, Haitian section


16 rue des écoles - 75005 Paris            


Metro: Maubert-Mutualité on line 10 

closed Sundays, opens 10am closes for lunch 



optional Eiffel Tower, and lunch with view

optional: Musee d' Orsay (open until 8pm Thursdays)

optional: Museum of Modern Art (across the river from the Eiffel Tower)

Sonia Delaunay, David Altmejd exhibitions

11 avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris

open until 6pm


optional: dinner cruise on the River Seine


Friday, February 6

11:00am Quai Branly ethnographic museum

37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France


3:00pm Tea and collection viewing hosted by Jezabel Traube, daughter of Luce Turnier

rue Charlot, Marais


Saturday, February 7

option: Musée vodou, West African vodou museum, private collection opened to the public in 2014         


4, rue de Koenigshoffen, 67000 Strasbourg         

TGV train from Gare de l'Est in Paris to Strasbourg, 2 hour trip, price is currently only 20Euros each way 8 minute walk from train station    

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2-6pm or by group appointment


option: flea markets in Paris 

option: Louvre museum and/or antiquing near Louvre museum

8:00pm Location TBD farewell dinner in Latin Quarter


Sunday, February 8, departures