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Reframing Haiti:  Voudou Art

As a part of the exhibition "Reframing Haiti: Art, History, Performativity," Boston-based Manbo Asagwe (high ranking Vodou priestess) installed an altar for the Vodou spirit Lasiren in the Haffenreffer Museum, using objects from our collections as well as objects from Evans' ounfò (temple). The altar is a part of an installation meant to educate the audience about Haitian Vodou, which serves more generally to "reframe" prejudices against Haitian history and religion. The altar was on display from March through May, 2011. 

The exhibit at the Haffenreffer Museum was one of a series of University-wide exhibits.  Click here for the Reframing Haiti website.  Check out our Facebook photo album.