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The Art of Haitian Master

Hector Hyppolite
May 1 - July 5, 2009

A major retrospective of his works--between 50 and 100 pieces at

The Art Museum of the Americas
Washington, DC

Presented by
The Haitian Art Society
National & Washington
Metropolitan Chapters

In collaboration with The Waterloo Center for the Arts, The Museum of the Americas, and Permanent Mission of Haiti to the Organizations of American States.

The Haitian government has declared 2008-2009 as the year of Hector Hyppolite.

In recognition of this momentous event, the Haitian Art Society (national and Washington DC chapters) and the Waterloo Center for the Arts are partnering to present a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Hyppolite to open at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC in May 2009.

The exhibition, which will remain on view into early July 2009, will include 50-100 works, will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue and is expected to tour to several other U.S venues. This project will not only honor Hyppolite as a great master artist of international importance, but will also serve to further interest in Haitian art as a whole.

We are confident that you will be as excited as we are about this landmark project, one which is long overdue, and one which will undoubtedly garner further respect and admiration for the work of Hyppolite and other Haitian artists.

This year's Haitian Art Society Annual Conference will take place in Washington DC in June 2009 to take advantage of the opportunity to view the Hyppolite retrospective at Art Museum of the Americas. Dates for the conference are tentatively set for June 11-13, 2009. This will also afford us the opportunity to visit several private collections as well as Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diaspora, an exhibition organized by the Fowler Museum which will also be in Washington at that time. Additional information will be forthcoming and we hope that you will plan to attend!


A Garden Party
June 11, 6:00-11:00 pm
An evening with collectors, scholars and
dignitaries in celebration of the exhibit.

Special Guest:
Her Excellency Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis
Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti

Attire: Garden Chic
Location: Art Museum of the Americas
201-18th Street NW
Washington, DC

National Haitian Art Conference
June 11-13, 2009
Includes sessions, visits to important collections, exhibits and social events. See full conference schedule for details.

Tickets & General Information
Garden Party Reservations
$75 before June 1
$100 after June 1
$50 for HAS members or with conference registration
For tickets visit

Haitian Art Conference Registration
$150 for HAS members*
$185 for non-members*

* Does not include admission to Garden Party;
See special pricing listed above.

Registration Deadline June 5
Register for conference by Phone or mail at:
Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701-1313
(319) 291-4490

Conference Hotel
Hampton Inn
8728 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD
Group Rate: $99 / Haitian Art Society

Numerous museums and collectors throughout the U.S. and Haiti are collaborating for the first time to present the works of Hector Hyppolite.

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