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LSU Museum of Art Celebrates Haitian Culture Through “The Carnival, The City and The Sea” Exhibit


From December 11, 2015-March 20, 2016, the LSU Museum of Art will present the exhibition, The Carnival, the City and the Sea. Under the curatorial direction of Dr. Sarah Anita Clunis, professor and art historian at Xavier University of Louisiana, the museum will display the collection of Christian missionary Perry Smith. The exhibition encompasses a chronological look at the traditional Haitian school as well as touching upon the three vital elements within Haitian culture.

Exhibited are paintings, metalwork and papier-mâché sculptures as well as elaborately painted screens and marvelous architectural cubes of breathtaking flora and fantastic cities. All of these works function as hybrids, borrowing freely from a wide range of existing patterns that exist within the magical and yet deeply scarred landscape of Haiti. The work in this show has been rarely been seen and never before exhibited in Baton Rouge.

Click here to read and see more photos of the exhibit on  TheAdvocate

If you have a chance to stop by and see the exhibit, send us a line or two about the experience and the art work.

Prefete Duffaunt (Haitian, 20th c.), Imagined Landscape, 1979, oil on cedar wood, New Orleans Museum of Art: Gift of Perry E.H. Smith, 94.445.

Volvick Almonor (Haitian, b. 1955), “Le Bal,” 1976, oil on panel, New Orleans Museum of Art: Gift of Perry E.H. Smith, 90.402.

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