The Student Life highlights exhibition “Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art”

“Rethinking Depictions of Haiti: A Spirited Exhibit at PCMA,” by Celia Eydeland, The Student Life

“Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art,” opened at The Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA) on Jan. 19, and is already drawing attention. Curated by Rima Girnius of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, the collection of paintings, textiles, and three-dimensional installations express Haiti’s history and culture. The work was pro ducted by self-taught Haitian artists who seek to tackle many aspects of the country’s history and traditions