Art Exhibition: A Resilient Spirit

“A Resilient Spirit,” curated by Felice Caivano (Fine Arts Curator), Pablo Delano (Professor of Fine Arts), and Leslie Gérald Desmangles (Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Religion and International Studies) is a selection of works from the Edith A. Graham Collection of Haitian Art. This exhibit—co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of Religion, and the International Studies Program–Latin American and Caribbean Studies—is on view from January 27 to March 10, 2011, at Widener Gallery in the Austin Arts Center at Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut). The opening reception will take place on February 9, from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The collection includes a large number of paintings, but featured in this exhibition are also examples of three-dimensional wood and metal works by Haitian artists Jilsoit Jean, Gabriel Bien-Aimé, Michele-Jean Baptiste, and Serge Jolimeau, among others. This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of those who perished during the January 12, 2010 disaster and pays homage to the resilient spirit of the artists who continue the creative work of their predecessors in the post-earthquake era.

For more information, see full press release at and an excellent review at

Shown here: Detail of M. Vital’s “Undersea Vodou Ceremony”

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