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.
Here is a picture of Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation. She went to Haiti in July 2015 and this picture was taken at Caribbean Craft in Port-au-Prince
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Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, visited Haiti to launch #ActionIsGreater campaign. She was there to raise awareness of critical issues like the consequences of global warming, education initiatives for women, new healthcare programs, and stimulation of the economy.
She spoke with Caribbean Craft owner, Magali Dresse, whose business the Clinton Foundation has been promoting to companies like Anthropologie and Urban Zen, among others. AIG wants to help Magalie grow her business by hiring more workers, women and men.
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
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
Having been around since 1974, this gallery of Haitian art, Gallerie Macondo, showcases art that transcends the poverty of the land, giving the onlooker a sense of the residual happiness that lingers in the Haitian spirit. On display at the gallery are works by such masters as Louis Joseph, Carlos Jean Baptiste, and Emmanuel Jean, among others. Gallerie Macondo offers a variety of Haitian Vodou flags and photographs as well as the customary paint pieces. At prices that are highly competitive, the gallery offers an affordable trip into another world.
Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206 •
The 2010 earthquake may have caused the Haitian leg of the Galerie Bourbon-Lally to close, but its showroom in the US remained opened, allowing the show to go on. Just since this year, the Exodus exhibition took place, putting on show, in partnership with BrutEdge Gallery, the work of Cuban painter Carlos Estevez. The showcase, which took place from May 10 until June 19, 2014, showed the artist's work from 2010 up to then. It delved into Estevez's concern with the spirituality of man and featured the use of iconography to tell his stories.
You can still contact us at:
@ BrutEdge - Space 574 - Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Tel: +1 (646) 233-1260 USA