Brown University Library Special Collections

Haitian Masks on display at the John Hay

Posted by Ann Morgan Dodge on November 10, 2010

Didier Civil’s papier-mache masks are on display at the John Hay Library November 10 – 12, 2010.  This exhibit is held in conjunction with the Haitian Studies Association Conference which will take place at Brown Nov. 10-13. Born in Jacmel, Haiti, where Carnival masks are part of a long tradition, Didier Civil represents Haitian cultural themes and voodoo subjects in his paintings and his masks. This year, his work was invited to lead the Halloween parade in Manhattan. Additional information can be found at Didier Civil‘s website.