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Reframing Haitian Art: The Symposium

alexia - 5 July, 2024

Reframing Haitian Art: The Symposium

06/09/2024 to 06/09/2024

120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Museum of Art


The Tampa Museum of Art is organizing a major symposium focused on the artwork and artists featured in its Arthur Albrecht Collection. A recent gift to TMA, the Albrecht Collection includes over 80 paintings and sculptures by the early students and protégées to emerge from the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Divided into four sessions—two morning and two afternoon sessions—the symposium will delve into a range of topics from the history of the Centre d’Art and its inaugural class of artists, to the conservation of Haitian art, and discussions on curating modern Haitian Art.

Reframing Haitian Art: The Symposium accompanies the exhibition Reframing Haitian Art: Masterworks from the Arthur Albrecht Collection, guest curated by Edouard Duval Carrié.

Learn more about Reframing Haitian Art

**Full program with speakers to come**

Morning Sessions

9:00-9:10am: Welcome

9:10-9:30am: Symposium Introduction

9:30-10:45am: Session 1: The School: Le Centre d’art and Art Networks, Moderated by Edouard Duval Carrié, Artist and Curator

  • Axelle Liautaud, artist and art historian, Le Centre d’Art and its Legacy
  • Allenby Augustin (via Zoom), Executive Director, Le Centre d’Art, Le Centre Today and its Future
  • Tomm El-Saieh, grandson of Issa El-Saieh and artist, El-Saieh Gallery: Artists and Friends

10:45-11am: Break

11am-12:15pm: Session 2: The Artists and Their Legacies, Moderated by Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Africana Studies at Brown University

  • Joanna Robotham on Roderick Heller’s Rigaud Benoit catalogue raisonné
  • Axelle Liautaud, artist and art historian, on Jasmin Joseph
  • Peter Haffner, Assistant Professor, Centre University, on Philomé Obin
  • Veerle Poupeye, curator and art historian, on Salnave Philippe Auguste
  • Anthony Bogues, Professor, Brown University, on André Pierre
  • Allenby Augustin, (via Zoom) Executive Director at Le Centre d’Art, on the women of Le Centre d’Art 

12:15 -1:45pm: Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions

1:45–2:00 pm: The Collector: Arthur Albrecht, presented by Robert Daniels, Esq

2:00-3:15pm: Session 3: The Care and Preservation: Conserving Haitian Art, Moderated by Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Tampa Museum of Art

  • Lindsey Morris, ArtCare Conservation, Conserving the Arthur Albrecht Collection
  • Rosa Lowinger, RLA Conservation, Rescuing the Murals at The Holy Trinity Cathedral

3:15-3:30pm: Break

3:30-4:30pm: Session 4: The Exhibition: Reframing Caribbean Art, in-gallery talk, Moderated by Lesley Wolff, PhD

  • Conversation with Edouard Duval Carrié, Axelle Liautaud, Veerle Poupeye, and Joanna Robotham

4:30-5:30pm: Cocktail Reception

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