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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.

Our Mission

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 "île Modèle, Manman Zile, Island Template" by Tessa Mars

Watch the movie from the exhibition Île Modèle, Manman Zile, Island Template by Tessa Mars directed by Eléonore Coyette!

You can visit the exhibition until June 29, 2019 at Maison Dufort (9, 2nd Street of Work, Port-au-Prince, Haiti).

For more information, contact 36 79 35 97 or 48 41 42 31

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 > PAUL Damien

Damien PaulDamien PAUL was born in 1941 in Drouillard in the Cul de Sac valley. A self-taught artist, he enteredLe Centre d’Art in 1969. A sculptor of iron as well as a painter, Paul was fascinated with scenes of Haitian life and voodoo. Emigrated to the United States in the 1980s, Damien PAUL currently resides in Florida.

His works have been included in many exhibits in Haiti, the United States, France, Jamaica as well as Mexico, in places such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Davenport Museum and the Tennessee Botanical Art Garden. Paul’s oeuvres are also included in the permanent collections at the Waterloo Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Figge Art Museum and Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince.