Discover the African Diaspora Through the Eyes of Its Visual Artists
A collection of masters in modern and contemporary art from Africa, Haiti, and the Diaspora
Courtesy of the artist
This Here Place: Africa and the Global Diaspora
Inspired by a quote from Toni Morrison’s novel “Beloved,” where Morrison describes the nightmare of slavery and calls for a reimagining of the past and an embrace of a future reality infused with love. The exhibition brings together six international artists from OLCDC’s fine art collection, including African Masters Abdoulaye Konaté from Mali, Senegalese Viyé Diba, and Barthélémy Toguo from Cameroon.
A Beautiful Human Love
This exhibit is built on the letter to humankind titled, “La Belle Amour Humaine,” which was written by Haiti’s Jacques Stephen Alexis in 1957 and which inspired Lyonel Trouillot’s novel by the same name. A Beautiful Human Love presents slices of Haitian Art History through the wo/men, stylistics, and movements that have shaped the aesthetics of this great nation of the Caribbean. The exhibition participates in Alexis’ 100th birthday celebrations.
Shadows in The Sun
Jean-Jacques Stephen Alexis
courtesy of the artist