Art Exhibition: Sophia Martelly Inaugurates « L’art haïtien vu par nos femmes »

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Sophia Martelly, First Lady of Haiti, opened March 8, 2012, the group exhibition “L’art haïtien vu par nos femmes” [Haitian Art Seen by the Women of Haiti]. The exhibition features of 32 women artists at the main gallery of the National Pantheon Museum (Musée du Panthéon national or MUPANAH). The exhibition, curated by Michèle Gardère Frisch, is on view until April 8, 2012.

Among the featured artists are the pioneers of contemporary Haitian art, such as Luce Turnier, Rose Marie Desruisseau, Hilda Williams, Tamara Baussan, Andrée Naudée, Marie José Nadal, Michèle Manuel, and artists that concentrate on the naïf style, comme Louisiane St Fleurant, Louisiane Lubin, and others.

Organized on the occasion of the Journée internationale de la Femme et la Quinzaine de la Francophonie [International Women’s Day and the Francophonie Fortnight], this exhibition is sponsored by the MUPANAH and the Presidency, and it aims to honor the well-known talent…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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