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Art and Books


  • Thursday
  • December 19, 2019
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Delve deeper into Sacred Diagrams: Haitian Vodou Flags from the Gessen Collection with the inaugural Art and Books program at the Museum.

This first Art and Books program will focus on expanding the understanding of Caribbean visual culture and the arts of the African Diaspora through the reading and discussion of Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié. The catalog features essays related to the artistic practice of and interviews with the artist Edouard Duval-Carrié who also curated Sacred Diagrams.

About Art and Books

Art and Books explores the intersection between the visual and literary arts. Held bi-monthly, this program invites scholars, writers, and other subject area experts in our community to select a work of literature that relates to one of the Museum’s exhibitions. The public is invited to share in an in-gallery discussion with the expert about that work and how it relates to the art on view.

Pick up a copy of the catalog in the Museum’s gift store, then join us in the gallery for a discussion of Edouard Duval-Carrié’s work.

Art+ Members receive a 10% discount in the Museum’s gift store.


  • Free for Art+ Members
  • $15 for not-yet members

Register Here

Image: Artist unknown, St. Jacques Majeur, c. 1950-1970’s. Sequins and beads on cloth. 33 x 31 inches. Collection of Ed and Ann Gessen. Photographer: Philip LaDeau