Fort Collins, CO
Haitian art is rooted in the deep, complex history of the country – riotous political upheaval, violent oppression of slaves, and destructive natural disasters. Despite the tumultuous history, Haiti has developed creative, courageous, and distinct styles of art that address the complexities of and pay respect to its unique Afro-Indian-French culture. This exhibit, The Art of Haiti, features paintings, metal sculptures and textile works by several Haitian artists and artisans, a mixture of works that, with originality, communicate the importance of Haitian life, history and culture.
The exhibition features paintings, metal sculpture and textile works by Haitian artists with small handmade Haitian handicrafts available in the museum gift shop.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.