Haitian Heritage Museum in Little Haiti is the first Haitian Museum of its kind founded outside the country, in Miami, Florida. It is a non-profit organization committed to highlight and preserve Haiti's rich heritage and culture. It is a place where the visitors and the local community can witness rich collections of Haitian art, historical artifacts, literary works, music and films. This award winning museum also organizes cultural events, art exhibitions and educational programs for the Miami-Dade community since 2004. It is a treasure for the local community that celebrates Haitian culture through exhibits and community programs. The walls of the museum are covered with dozens of pieces of colorful framed Haitian art and artifacts of all sorts are meticulously scattered throughout. The creators and founders behind this great museum are Evelyn Pierre- the Executive Director and Serge Rodriguez- the Director of Operations.
Haitian painting had a peak period between 1950 and 1975 and the greatest works of Langston Hughes, America-African writer, on Harlem Renaissance were published between 1930s and 1940s. The museum in the heart of Little Haiti is a Mecca for Haitian art and culture in America. Because strategically, Florida is the most common first stop for Haitians who come up to settle in America and simultaneously, it often becomes the last stop for people returning their homeland. Many Haitians and Haitian-Americans consider South Florida as one sort of bridge to their motherland. The exhibits of the museum through visual arts, text and architecture depict Haiti's path to freedom, from the scourge of slavery to independence in 1804. The museum itself is quite small in size but its contribution is not restricted within its four walls. They work in local schools, teach students about Haitian literature, history and music--they also organize periodic field trips.
Haitian Heritage Museum
4141 NE 2nd Ave #105c, Miami, FL 33137
Here is the picture of the Haitian Artist Jean Losier. He was caught creating counterfeit bills in his studio.
Artist Jean Losier has been charged with running a counterfeit operation. Between 2008-2014 he printed bills in $50 and $100 denominations. His method was to bleach $1 bills and superimpose $50 and $100 onto them.
Over six years Losier made more than $4.7 million. The phony bills have circulated in and outside the U.S.
He may spend up to 20 years in prison. Presently he is serving five years on a prior counterfeit charge.
Miami-Dade county has approved Ayiti land of high mountains project in little Haiti. It is a Art Project in memory of victims of Haiti earthquake.
Miami Foundation has partnered with Health Foundation of South Florida and Baptist Health South Florida to award the best ideas of civic improvement projects for the Our Miami Public Space Challenge.
Ideas for projects include the following: 79th Street Initiative; Collin Worth Parkway; Dejha Carrington Art Project; Empowered Youth, Inc.; Groove Miami; Walking a Poem; Wynwood Greenhouse; Miami Jazz Cooperative; North Miami Community Park; and Miami Mountains Foundation Project.
Here is a picture of Noailles Village. This is a thriving city in Haitian art as it produces metal sculpture.
Noailles Village is the only place in Haiti where metal work occurs. The town is a colony of metal workers, who carve custom iron crosses.
The metal work small-scale industry started in 1956 when George Liataud starting making esthetically pleasing iron crosses to mark graves and tombs in Croix-des-Bouquet's cemeteries. Eventually he combined Voodoo and Christian symbols to appeal to the tourist market.
Today Noailles Village has a legacy of generations of metal work artists.
The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (Musée du Panthéon National) is the nationa Museum of Haiti.Opened in 1983, it was created to honor the Haitian heroes. The history that The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) has kept, dates back to the time of the first inhabitants, the Indians. If you pay a visit to the Museum, you will see artifacts that were used during the Tainos, Spanish and during our struggle for independence.
The chains kept at the museum are constant reminders of the level of abuse the former slaves of the Island were subject to during several centuries of slavery.
The Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien has for its main purpose the conservation, protection and enhansement of these historic heritages
Rue de la République, Place des Heros de l'Independance - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
509 29 43 5194
With over 200 art pieces including sculptures and paintings--gathered over the course of 20 years--on offer, the Mon Cheri Gallery, located at 3301, Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier, Maryland, is a veritable fount of fine Haitian art. The pieces in the exhibit are finally being put on sale to the general public, and the pieces, by reknowned artists of great acclaim internationally, as well as talented up and comers, present a big draw for those in hunt for vivacious palettes and emotive images.
Mon Cheri Gallery is located in Maryland at:
3301, Rhode Island Ave, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Found at 19 Rigaud, Petion-Ville, the Galerie Monnin has, for over half a century, been the place to go to see art of a new wave influence in Haiti. Founded by the Monnin family, of Swiss origin, the gallery has on display excellent pieces that showcase Haiti's growth in art and culture. On display in the gallery's storefront is the hugely popular, sequined Voodoo Flag, the Drapo Vodou. With over three generations in the country, the gallery remains a premiere place for art and art lovers in the country.
19 Rigaud, Petion-Ville, Haiti
+509 22 57 4430
Downtown Farmington will have a tasst of the Haitian culture as Bèl Bagay Lakay Haitian Arts and Culture is scheduling to hold a festivity in the downtown area this July.
The Bèl Bagay Lakay Haitian Arts and Culture Festival was celebrated on 11 and 12 July 2015 at Riley Park in Farmington. "Bèl Bagay Lakay" in Haitian Creole aptly means 'things back from home'. The festival showcased Haitian artworks, books, music, dance and food providing an insight into the rich culture of Haiti. Haitian culture is a beautiful amalgamation of some of the richest cultures in the world. Haitian art on the other and has its distinctive character. Artists from faraway places attended the festival to display their artworks as well as witness other crafts displayed. For the younger visitors, arrangements were made for games and a literary corner as well.
With a colorful storefront that gives an idea of the type of establishment, and more than hints at its cultural origin, the Jakmel Art Gallery, located at 2701A NW 2nd Ave Wynwood, Miami, Florida, is perfectly situated in the art and culture section of the Wynwood Arts District. Opened by the famous artist Jude Papaloko Thegenus in 1999, it has become a yearly attraction for art collectors who attend Art Basel Miami Beach each December.
2701A NW 2nd Ave Wynwood, Miami, FL 33137
+1 786 312 5247
The Galerie D'Art Nader found in Perion-Ville, serves the Haitian community with works from old masters and new phenomena alike. Founded in 1964 by the renowned art dealer and promoter Georges S. Nader, the gallery is now run by his daughter, Myriam Nader-Salomon, who splits her time and considerable talents between it, a location in New York, one in Florida, and their online gallery. Call at 845-367-3039. In Haiti, they are located zt: 50 Rue Gregoire - Petion-Ville, Haiti
Offering original Haitian paintings online, the NaderHaitianArt.com is more than just an online store. Owner Myriam Nader-Salomon has been in the Haitian art business since 1989, working as an appraiser and overall art expert. With brick and mortar galleries in Florida and New York, the Nader collection makes itself widely accessible, offering commitment on originality, a wide inventory and competitive pricing. They also offer appraisal services for those with pieces of Haitian art they would like to have estimated for market value.
Online Art Gallery
P.O. Box 840
Haverstraw, NY 10927