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Edouard Duval-Carrié at FSU: A Gallery of Memories

Published March 15, 2018

In the spring of 2018 the FSU Museum of Fine Arts presented Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié, co-curated by Art History professors Paul Niell and Michael Carrasco and doctoral candidate Lesley Wolff.  Below, a recap and photo gallery of the outstanding exhibition and its many student, faculty, and community participants and associated events.

The exhibition showcases the work of Haitian-born artist Duval-Carrié, himself a curator and collector, along with artifacts from regional collections and photo archives. With MoFA grants and a successful proposal by Dr. Niell to the Council on Research and Creativity for an Arts & Humanities Enhancement Award, this project grew from a small 2015 proposal to an ambitious collaborative exhibition incorporating materials and support from many university departments and area museums — including Goodwood Museum & Gardens the Special Collections and Archives of Florida State University LibrariesThomas County Historical SocietyFlorida Division of Historical Resources, and Southeastern Archaeology Center.

From early 2017 to the show’s opening in February, 2018, Duval-Carrié made several visits to FSU, working with students and faculty and touring regional collections. On the opening weekend of the exhibition, the artist also participated in an associated symposium on the African Diaspora and Caribbean Studies, organized by the curators and hosted by the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and the Department of Art History. Speakers also included Erica James (University of Miami), Jerry Philogene (Dickinson College), Nashid Madyun (Florida A&M University), Vincent Joos (FSU), and Martin Munro (FSU). The following week, the Museum of Fine Arts hosted a seminar for AP high school students led by the show’s co-curators. In March, Duval-Carrié participated in a discussion panel with Niell, Carrasco, and Wolff as an exhibition closing event and a part of the conference Blues Writing: Jean-Claude Charles and Modern Caribbean Literature, hosted by the Winthrop-King Institute.


Opening Reception

Exhibition Details


Gallery Talk

Student Seminar

Benefactors and Lenders to the Exhibition: The Nell Bryant Kibler Memorial Endowment; Dr. Kenneth Reckford and Charlotte Orth Reckford; Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Tallahassee; Special Collections and Archives, Florida State University Libraries; Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York – Santo Domingo; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Thomas County Historical Society, Georgia; The Florida Division of Historical Resources.

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