Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Exhibition of Haitian Art Opens This Saturday

Prefete Duffaut (Haitian, b. 1923), Ville Imaginaire, not dated, oil, 30 x 24 inches, gift of Mr. Richard S. Plotka, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1975.8

A new exhibition of Haitian paintings will open at the UW Art Museum on Saturday, April 6.  Image and Culture: Haitian Paintings from the Art Museum Collection presents an overview of 20th century Haitian art and explores different styles, techniques, and subject matter.

Haitian art is a reflection of the island nation’s unique history, culture, religion, and people.  With vibrant colors and varied styles and techniques, the paintings included in this exhibition address topics ranging from the military and religious history of the country to more contemporary abstract works.  Haitian art is a celebration of the nation’s culture and identity, despite there being little formalization to the various movements and styles.

The exhibition will be on view through May 11.

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