The Art of Haiti

Against a backdrop of colonization, slavery, the world’s only successful slave rebellion, and an arduous journey of self-government, Haitian artists have sought to define their humanity and multifaceted culture. The Art of Haiti: Loas, History, and Memory, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, offers an insightful introduction through compelling works rarely seen in the U.S. “Haitian art is infinitely more complex than stereotypes may acknowledge. It has a deep, rich history; the visual languages that artists use, and the ideas they address have been, and continue to be, very sophisticated,” says Jessica Hunter-Larsen, director of academic engagement at the FAC. That is evident in the movingly deep layers of Ralph Allen’s paintings, as pictured above, and the colorful symbolism of other leading artists, on display until May 20.
Jeremy Jones
Jeremy Jones is Springs’ co-founder, editorial director and chief outdoor officer. He loves building community by telling stories about all the people, places and culture that make Colorado Springs an amazing place to live. And he’s especially stoked when exploring new places in the Springs, Colorado and beyond. Watch for him hiking, running or mountain biking the local trails with his wife and kids.

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