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Why Do the Gods Let This Happen? Vodou in the 21st Century

Oct 25, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fleming Museum 204 (Marble Court)

The 21st century has been the most catastrophic in Haiti's three hundred fantastic and terrible years of independence as the world's oldest Black Republic. As things have grown worse, the arts of Vodou, Haiti's national religion, have grown richer, bolder, and stranger. Since the flowering of the Haitian Art Renaissance after World War II, this equation has remained constant: the worse the circumstances, the more astonishing the art.

Donald J. Cosentino, Professor Emeritus of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California - Los Angeles

Co-sponsored by Champlain College, with support from the Vermont Humanities Council

Price: regular admission
Sponsor: Fleming Museum

For more information, contact Fleming Museum of Art at 802-656-0750 or

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