HAS 2019 Annual Conference

The 2019 annual conference returns to Washington, DC, November 15th-20th

Posted by mattdunndc on October 14, 2019

The Nation’s Capital welcomes the Haitian Art Society for an artistic week dedicated to viewing some of the top private Haitian Art collections in the District, Maryland & Virginia (DMV) combined with stimulating thought-provoking discussions around the conference theme, “Paving the Road towards a Haitian Cultural Renaissance”.

Our weekend program begins on Friday evening with a welcome reception and art viewing on Capitol Hill and continues through Sunday with private collection visits reflecting the past greats, interwoven with the exhilarating moderns. Join us as we view the vastness of over 40 years of collecting some of the crème de la crème Haitian Art that will take your breath away.

Our two-day panel discussions will begin with part I on Monday at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave, SW. Washington, DC 20560.

While at the museum, we we will be stimulated by the slides from Marilyn Houlberg's collection, as well as photos of field work in Haiti from Melville Herskovits and George Eaton Simpson. These rare glimpses of art history will be the right backdrop for our conference theme presenters. Dr. Legrace Benson, Dr. Peter Haffner, Rod Heller, John Sullivan, Larry Kent, & Jose Zelaya.