Friday, September 7, 2018

Ulrick Jean-Pierre at the Spencer Museum

Haitian born, New Orleans-based painter Ulrick Jean-Pierre's new exhibition explores the deep historical connections between Haiti and the United States through the lens of contemporary Haitian art. Both the United States and Haiti were impacted by complex encounters among European colonizers, Indigenous populations, and enslaved peoples. These nations share common revolutions for independence and violent but ultimately successful attempts to abolish slavery. The ongoing migration of citizens between Haiti and the United States has led to hybrid forms of architecture, language, food, and religion... More>>