The exhibitions Reframing Haitian Art: The Arthur Albrecht Collection and A Passion for Haitian Art: The Albrecht and Heller Collections feature prime examples of the Obin Family’s paintings. Among Haiti’s greatest painters, Philomé Obin (1892-1986), was a pillar of the Cap-Haitien School and his style set the standard for painting in Haiti’s northern region. His commitment to art included teaching his children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews how to paint. This Sunday Session, led by curator Joanna Robotham, introduces the Obin Family’s works on view and looks at how their picturesque depictions of Cap-Haitien reveal the community’s unique history and landscape.
Lectures and gallery talks are offered free with regular admission:
Image caption: Philomé Obin (Haitian, 1892-1986), Revolutionary Leaders, late 1960s. Oil on Masonite. 16 x 20 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of the Arthur Albrecht Revocable Trust.