Haitian Art Society Annual Conference Paris, France



Haitian Art Society Annual Conference

Paris, France

January 31 – February 7, 2015


This year’s conference is being planned to take advantage of the opportunity to see “200 Years of Haitian Art”, a major exhibition presented at the Grand Palais. Other highlights will include the Musee d’Vodou as well as various other museums and private collections. And of course the sights of Paris!


Please contact kent.shankle@waterloo-ia.org if you are interested in participating. A tentative itinerary follows. Additional details will be forthcoming to those who express interest in the trip.


Proposed itinerary of Paris HAS conference: 

1) Jan 31, Sat- HAS group dinner and orientation meeting in Marais district of Paris.

2) Feb 1, Sun- Early am visit to Parisian flea markets.  Afternoon Grand Palais-Haitian

                  exhibition & Niki de St. Phalle-famous contemporary French naif artist. Evening

                  Musee d' Orsay former railway museum with outstanding collections

3) Feb 2, Mon- Early fast train to Strasbourg and see Musee d' Vodou, orchid nursery & maybe

                  Grand Marnier estate.  Return to Paris late afternoon

4) Feb 3, TuesEarly fast train to Laval and view museums collection of international collection of folk art

                  Birthplace of Henri Rousseau. Lunch in town. Return to Paris mid-late pm.

5) Feb 4, WedTour of Musee d' Art Naif collection at Halle St. Pierre in Paris, Opera

                  House & Pompideau Centre

6) Feb 5, ThursTour galleries and bookstores / maybe tour private collections in Paris/

                  Musical instruments museum

7) Feb 6, FriTour Eiffel tower and lunch. Afternoon Quai Branly ethnographic museum

8) Feb 7, SatEarly am visit Parisian flea markets/lunch/ tour the Louvre. Option of visit to Picasso Museum. HAS group 

                  farewell dinner in Latin Quarter  

9) Feb 8- Return home

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