The Nous Foundation and the Historic BK House & Gardens are excited to announce the upcoming exhibit of contemporary Haitian art entitled Haiti-Louisiana: Tides of Freedom, which will be on display at the Historic BK House & Gardens (1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter) from January 12 to March 17, 2024.
The exhibit will feature two groundbreaking collections:  the Jacques Bartoli Collection of Contemporary Haitian Art (consisting of 30 works) on loan from the Haitian Resource Development Fund in Miami and  original commissions from eight Haitian and Louisiana artists, curated by Max Jean-Louis, exploring the ties between Haiti and Louisiana. The exhibition explores important themes between Haiti and Louisiana, including
a shared colonial legacy, religious and cultural practices, and challenges such as inequality and climate change. The collection will bring together works across artistic media, including paintings, photography, and beaded flags (called drapo). Additionally, throughout the exhibition, the Historic BK House & Gardens and the Nous Foundation will organize conferences, concerts, and craft workshops with Haitian and Louisianan culture bearers for the public to learn about the important contemporary ties.