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Hector Hyppolite now on view at Museum of Modern Art

posted Jun 14, 2018, 9:39 AM by Haitian ArtSociety
Marta Dansie with Hector Hyppolite's the Congo Queen at Museum of Modern Art
Marta Dansie, who participated in HAS conferences in New York and Haiti, is now Department Coordinator of MoMA’s International Program. She has accomplished a miracle, persuading her colleagues to bring their Hyppolite out of storage.  (It was acquired in 1954.) It now hangs in one of MoMA’s permanent collection galleries, in a prominent spot and in excellent company — two large Picasso’s (“3 women at a spring” and “3 musicians”), Fernand Leger’s “3 women” all from 1921, Paul Klee’s “mask of fear” and sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder. Wow!

I hope the public will like it, so that it will remain on view for a long time and awaken interest in Haitian art.

Artwork Credit: Hector Hyppolite (Haitian, 1894-1948), The Congo Queen, 1946. Enamel, oil, and pencil on cardboard. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bareiss, 1956. Museum of Modern Art Collection, now on view Floor 5. www.moma.org