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Lunchtime Lecture

Haiti Fights Back: Revolutions and Visual Commemoration

Speaker: Yveline Alexis, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 12:00–12:30 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Free; ticket required

About The Event

Speaker: Yveline Alexis, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College

Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.

Join Dr. Yveline Alexis as she discusses the struggle for freedom and emancipation in the Americas. She references Jacob Lawrence’s artistic rendering of the famous revolutionaries Toussaint L’Ouverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who overthrew slavery. Alexis focuses on how the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) became lodged in the imagination, rhetoric, and action of Black freedom fighters in the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

Sponsors

This program is made possible with support from Gail C. and Elliot L. Schlang.

    All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

      The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

      Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.