Hector Hyppolite Haitian Art
Hector Hyppolite artwork in the Figge Art Museum's Virtual Scholar Talk on Haitian Art -- December 10.

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Hector Hyppolite artwork in the Figge Art Museum’s Virtual Scholar Talk on Haitian Art — December 10.

A Virtual Scholar Talk on Haitian art will be presented free of charge via Zoom by Davenport, Iowa’s Figge Art Museum on December 10, presented in conjunction with the venue’s current exhibition Haitian Masterworks. Participants are invited to learn more about the rich history of the region and the exhibit that focuses on such prevalent artistic themes as spirituality, transformation, the natural world, everyday life, and Haitian history.

Significant works by influential artists of the mid- to late-20th century including Hector Hyppolite, Philomé Obin, and Rigaud Benoit are featured in Haitian Masterworks, as well as the work of contemporary artists Frantz Zephirin, Edouard Duval-Carrié, and Didier William, among others.

“Our vibrant, colorful, lively, and thought-provoking collection reflects the boundless creativity and vitality of Haitian art and sparks meaningful conversations about the Haitian culture, people, and history,” said the museum’s Executive Director and CEO Michelle Hargrave.

The Virtual Scholar Talk: Haitian Art program begins at 6:30 p.m. on December 10. While the online event is free, advance registration is required. Continue reading

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