Haitian art, architecture at Queens Museum

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This article by Tequila Misnky appeared in Caribbean Life.

On Sunday, July 25, Haitians from all over the metro area congregated at the Queens Museum to participate in a rich, diverse three-part cultural event that began on the expanded mezzanine, which looks at the Unisphere. The museum reopened last November after major renovations.

Marking their 10th year, Queens-based artist Patricia Brittle collaborates every July with architect and urban planner Etienne Telemaque to present a symposium at the museum called L’Education du Regard, Education by Sight.

Washington DC-based economist Leslie Pean (his most recent book concerns relations between Dominican Republic and Haiti), poet Robert Large, and food book —“Haiti Uncovered”— author Nadege Fleurimond were on the program. Jocelyne Dorisme sang accompanied by Reynald Felix on flute and Victor Supris on piano.

From the vast Haitian art collection of Harry Dorvilie, on display were works from three Jacmel artists — Prefette Dufaut…

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