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“Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art” Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection

TAGS: Museum Art Exhibit Museum
Fri 11/20/2020 - Sun 3/14/2021

The exhibition brings together a selection of paintings from Haiti created between 1940 and 1970. Featuring works by Hector Hyppolite, Philomé Obin, Rígaud Benoit, Wilson Bigaud, Jacques-Enguérrand Gourgue, and Gérard Valcin, these renowned masters come from the first and second generation of artists associated with Port-au-Prince's Centre d' Art. This exhibition also includes some of their contemporaries and pupils, including Ernst Louizor, Célestin Faustin and Adam Leontus. The works reveal the artists’ diverse artistic styles influenced by strong African roots mixed with American indigenous and European elements. The paintings explore the Haitian identity through deep, rich, vibrant colored scenes depicting historical figures, tropical flowers and fruits, rural landscapes, and daily activities infused with spirituality and Afro-Caribbean religious symbolism, particularly from a voodoo tradition. Curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig, Ph.D.

VenueMuseum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Address770 N.E. 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161 770 N.E. 125 Street North Miami, FL 33161

Phone Number305.893.6211

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