LE CENTRE D’ART > About Us
Le Centre d’Art is a public interest institution founded in 1944. A cradle for Haitian art, it has helped several generations of renowned artists from Hector Hyppolite to Edouard Duval Carrié.
Historically,Le Centre d’Art has simultaneously been an educational center, gallery and reference institution for the promotion of Haitian art. The earthquake on January 12, 2010 severely affectedLe Centre d’Art. After the collapse of the building and the death of its director, the site remained closed for four years.
In November 2014, Le Centre d’Art reopened its doors for its 70th anniversary with a temporary layout. Since then, the institution has started to work once again with the public and artists. We are also working on enhancing the Center’s heritage (collection, archives) and developing a total reorganization project for the future.
Le Centre d’Art remains faithful to its original mission and continues to improve it in order to adapt to contemporary issues:
> Find, educate and mentor Haitian artists. Identify talent, enable creation and circulate it for the benefit of the entire art world.
> Document and display Haiti’s significant visual arts heritage. Offer quality access to Haitian art to both the public and professionals.
ACTU > Discover the exhibition Etienne Chavannes : Deep are the roots
From June 10 to 30, 2018, Le Centre d’Art organized the exhibition Etienne Chavannes: Deep are the roots.
The objectives of the exhibition was twofold – promoting the patrimonial value of Chavannes’ work by exhibiting the collection of Le Centre d’Art, and sell some artworks from the family private collection.
The film is now available !!!
CLASSES & ACTIVITIES > Monotype Workshop with KILLY
The monotype is a printing process that eschews engraving and etching techniques and only produces one single copy. It is done by painting typographic ink onto a non-porous material like glass, metal or Plexiglas. These three-hour workshops take place over the course of one month.
Saturday, october 24 and 31, november 7 and 14, 2015 from 9 am to 12 pm
Patrick Ganthier, aka, KILLY
Artist and sculptor, Killy worked intensely on engraving when he was living in Montreal. He represented Haiti in the Venice Biennial and regularly exhibits abroad. Upon his return to Haiti, we are delighted that he has chosen to share his experiences and expertise at the Center.
Ages 14 years and older
Maximum number of spots: 25 people
Material entirely provided for by the Center
HTG 500 for annual registration to the Center
HTG 4,000 for the total duration of the workshop (4 classes)
THE HAITIAN ART GATEWAY > LOUISJUSTE Joseph
Joseph LOUISJUSTE was born in Croix des Bouquets in 1940. The youngest of the Louisjuste brothers, he started to sculpt with Georges Liautaud in the sixties. Members of Le Centre d’Art since 1968, he and his brothers contributed to the spread of the cut metal technique. They also had many students, including, among others, Gabriel Bien-Aimé and Serge Jolimeau. Joseph LOUISJUSTE passed away in 1989.
Internationally exhibited in such places as the Frost Museum and the Grand Palais, his works are also part of the permanent collections at the Huntington Museum of Art, the Lowe Museum, the Waterloo Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Le Centre d’Art.