On January 12, 2015, the MusÃ©e d’Art Haitien will have been closed to the public for 5 years. It was hit hard by the 2010 earthquake and hasn’t been fully repaired yet.
Artists and collectors came together last year at the urging of the Support Committee of the Toussaint Louverture Cultural foundation. They donated over 80 original artworks that became known as the Save A Museum Collection. It helped finance Phase I of the museum’s reconstruction which was completed in the Spring.
At the event held on November 9 at the Queens Museum, attendees will have the opportunity to view artwork, learn about the history of museums in Haiti and will be introduced to the museum’s Phase II reconstruction.
4pm Art Exhibit: Discover the Save A Museum Collection & Light Refreshments
All the paintings in the Save A Museum collection were donated by artists and collectors for the repair of the MusÃ©e d’Art Haitien du CollÃ¨ge St Pierre which was severely damaged by the 2010 earthquake.
You’ll discover more than 40 artists, among them the internationally known Edouard Duval-CarriÃ©, Philippe Dodard, Levoi Exil, TAFA, Eric Girault, Essud Fungcap and many others.
5pm: Live Entertainment will be provided by talented members of the community
6pm: Presentations: Learn about the MusÃ©e d’Art Haitien du CollÃ¨ge St Pierre
The history of museums in Haiti by Dr Michel Philippe Lerebours. Dr Lerebours is the vice-president of the museum’s board, an art historian and the author of “Haiti et ses peintres”.
Phase II reconstruction of the MusÃ©e d’Art Haitien du CollÃ¨ge St. Pierre by Joseph Harold Gaspard. Mr Gaspard is an architect, a member of the Museum’s board and the president of ICOM-Haiti (International Council Of Museums)
Dr Michel Philippe Lerebours is the vice-president of the museum’s board, an art historian and the author of “Haiti et ses peintres”. Members of the museum’s board are volunteers committed to the preservation of the Haitian heritage
Contact: (917) 499-3638 ToussaintLouvertureFoundation@Gmail.com
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