Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC This is the first Haitian American Museum Located in the Midwest. We are a non-profit organization that has began drawing the attention of locals and artist. We are located on the north side of Chicago IL.
PROMOTE HAITIAN ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY

This is the first Haitian American Museum Located in the Midwest. We are a non-profit organization that has began drawing the attention of locals and artist. We are located on the north side of Chicago IL. Becoming a member is easy. A yearly fee of $30.00 will give you free entry to special events, a free HAMOC t-shirt, and an annual calendar of events. Come visit HAMOC and receive the flyer with more information!

Mother with her three boys learning about Haiti's rich history and culture.
07/06/2019

Mother with her three boys learning about Haiti's rich history and culture.

From July 1st until July 31st, 2019 is the first membership campaign drive for HAMOC. Please support our exhibits and pr...
07/03/2019

From July 1st until July 31st, 2019 is the first membership campaign drive for HAMOC. Please support our exhibits and programs on Haitian art, culture and history. Become a member and enjoy the benefits. Thank you

Amazing Kompa Soiree yesterday. Haitian couple showing the dance of Haitian Kompa.
06/29/2019

Amazing Kompa Soiree yesterday. Haitian couple showing the dance of Haitian Kompa.

Kompa Soiree is back at HAMOC starting tomorrow from 6-8 pm. Join us.
06/27/2019

Kompa Soiree is back at HAMOC starting tomorrow from 6-8 pm. Join us.

Documentary film "Out of Chaos" is a must see film regarding Haitian art.  The film was part of the Chicago Annual Afric...
06/24/2019

Documentary film "Out of Chaos" is a must see film regarding Haitian art. The film was part of the Chicago Annual African Film Festival at Facets. HAMOC and DHA were partners for the first time in the selection. Thank you .

06/23/2019

HAMOC's monthly Haitian film screening is at Facets ( 1517 W. Fullerton) in collaboration with Dusable Heritage Association. This month's film is " Out of Chaos". $10 admission.

A Call for Artists in Uptown today at 5:30 pm at Emerald City Cafe 1224 W. Wilson. Meet Lowell Thompson, artist of this ...
06/21/2019

A Call for Artists in Uptown today at 5:30 pm at Emerald City Cafe 1224 W. Wilson. Meet Lowell Thompson, artist of this new public art in Uptown. Event is sponsored by Illinois Humanities. Please join us.

HAMOC, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Haiti in Chicago, participated in the International night at Ogden...
06/19/2019

HAMOC, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Haiti in Chicago, participated in the International night at Ogden Magnet School on June 13th.
Coming up on June 21st at 5:30 pm is Uptown Works with artist Lowell Thompson and on June 23rd is a film at the Facets Theater. Join us.

06/07/2019

On May 16, 2019 HAMOC was asked to do a presentation on the history of Haiti during Haiti week at the Google Chicago Office.

HAMOC was very thankful for this opportunity!

Please like & share this video!

Oh! One more thing - Kizin Creole came by towards the end and served authentic Haitian food to close out day and the celebration of Haiti week at Google!

Thank you Google!

Enjoy the video!
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#haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #flagdaypresentation #haitianflagday #may18 #chicago #googlehaïti #googlechicagooffice #googlechicago #google

On 5/17/19, #HAMOC partnered with Emerald City to host Uptown Speaks: Sip Hope Through Art. Together as a community, we ...
06/06/2019

On 5/17/19, #HAMOC partnered with Emerald City to host Uptown Speaks: Sip Hope Through Art.

Together as a community, we painted, sipped delightful beverages and discussed what was on our hearts.

Here is some of the art work done by the amazing people of the #Uptown community.

The next #UptownWorks is Friday, June 21st from 5:30-7pm with a special guest speaker artist Lowell Thompson.

Please come out and support the #UptownCommunity, Emerald City & #HAMOC. We would love to see you! Plus this would be an opportunity to unwind after a long day at work.

We look forward to seeing you there!
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#uptownworks #hamoc #emeraldcity #uptowncommunity #haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #chicago #artthatmatters #togetherness #sipandpaint #june21st

Hello June!HAMOC has some major events coming for this month! You can watch the Director of Communications/TV Host, Magd...
06/04/2019

Hello June!

HAMOC has some major events coming for this month!

You can watch the Director of Communications/TV Host, Magda Desir, on channel 21 on CAN TV talking about the museum and Haitian culture every 2nd Wednesday of every month.

June 21: Uptown Works with Special Speaker Artist Lowell Thompson 👨🏾‍🎨from 5:30pm - 7pm.

June 23: 📽 Movie Matinee Night - Out of Chaos, an artist journey in Haiti from 4:30-6:30pm.

June 28: Kompa Soirée 💃🏾🕺🏿💃🏾🕺🏿 from 6-8pm. Come dance the night away at #HAMOC to Haitian music! Light refreshments will be served!

Like & share this post with your friends and family!

We can’t wait to see all of you during the month of June!

Don’t forget - we are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12p-6p. Come and visit the museum to learn about Haitian history, check out a book and view @projectonward artist Sereno Wilson work that is displayed at the museum.

Have a prosperous and easy going June!
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#haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #projectonward #haitianflags #serenowilson #haitianhistory #juneevents #kompasoiree #moviematinee #haitianculture #HAMOC

Photos from Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC's post
05/29/2019

Photos from Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC's post

Come meet & greet Naomy Granpierre on her #RoadtoTokyo at @kizincreole on June 13 from 5p-9p.@djfireproductions will als...
05/28/2019

Come meet & greet Naomy Granpierre on her #RoadtoTokyo at @kizincreole on June 13 from 5p-9p.

@djfireproductions will also be on the 1’s & 2’s spinning some Haitian music.

Come out and enjoy haitian food, music & meet @naomyhgp as she ventures off to the #2020Olympics.
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#roadtokyo #2020olympics #haitiansinchicago #kizincreole #haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #HAMOC

https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/05/16/how-will-obama-be-remembered-massive-new-oral-hi...
05/23/2019
How will Obama be remembered? A massive new oral history project will help shape his legacy.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/05/16/how-will-obama-be-remembered-massive-new-oral-history-project-will-help-shape-his-legacy/%3foutputType=amp

Oral history is a method of conducting historical research through recorded interviews of historically significant events. It is deemed as a spoken account of oral histories put together with other primary sources as well as secondary sources to gain understanding and insight into history.

Here’s an article about the Obama Foundation & Columbia University creating a massive oral history project for Obama’s presidency.

More than 400 people will be interviewed about the nation's first African American commander in chief by the Columbia University Center for Oral History Research.

#rp @projectonward | Project Onward artist Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson’s solo exhibition is on the road! Please joi...
05/23/2019

#rp @projectonward | Project Onward artist Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson’s solo exhibition is on the road! Please join us for the opening reception at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.



WHEN: Saturday, May 25th, 6-9PM



WHERE: The Haitian American Museum of Chicago
4654 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640



Sereno grew up in a highly religious household and has often combined biblical and religious symbolism into his works. The Haitian Vodou religion has its roots in West African beliefs and Roman Catholicism. Sereno seeks to connect his offerings to the Vodou faith adapting and interpreting Haitian Vodou Loa flags and spirits into an intentional and ever changing mystic environment.



All are welcome to attend this event! Refreshments will be available.



@hamoc1804
#projectonward #serenowilson #haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #haitianflags #glitterman #glitterartist #artistwithdisabilities #disabilityart #artthatmatters #specialneedsart #inclusivearts #outsideartist #intuitiveart #spiritualartist #haitianinspired #nonprofit #ablenotdisabled #nonprofitorg #501c3 #nonprofitarts #allthatglitters #uptownchicago

#rp @projectonward | Project Onward artist Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson’s solo exhibition is on the road! Please joi...
05/22/2019

#rp @projectonward | Project Onward artist Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson’s solo exhibition is on the road! Please join us for the opening reception at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago.



WHEN: Saturday, May 25th, 6-9PM



WHERE: The Haitian American Museum of Chicago
4654 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640



Sereno grew up in a highly religious household and has often combined biblical and religious symbolism into his works. The Haitian Vodou religion has its roots in West African beliefs and Roman Catholicism. Sereno seeks to connect his offerings to the Vodou faith adapting and interpreting Haitian Vodou Loa flags and spirits into an intentional and ever changing mystic environment.



All are welcome to attend this event! Refreshments will be available.



@hamoc1804
#projectonward #serenowilson #haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #haitianflags #glitterman #glitterartist #artistwithdisabilities #disabilityart #artthatmatters #specialneedsart #inclusivearts #outsideartist #intuitiveart #spiritualartist #haitianinspired #nonprofit #ablenotdisabled #nonprofitorg #501c3 #nonprofitarts #allthatglitters #uptownchicago

05/21/2019

This past Saturday, May 18, we celebrated Haitian Flag Day here at #HAMOC. We had #TomClowes from @crossingbordersmusic play classical compositions written by Haitian composers.
The evening was spent with culture, information, a sense of community and most importantly HAITIAN FOOD! That was a surprise for us all!

HAMOC thanks everyone for coming out and we hope to see you at the next event, this Saturday, May 25 showcasing Sereno “The Glitterman” Wilson.
Visit www.hamoc.org for more information.

Thank you to all who showed up and celebrated with us!

Mesi Anpil!
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#haitianflagday #may18 #HAMOC #Chicago #Uptown #haitian #haitianinchicago #HaitianAmerican #Museum #Of #Chicago #ayiti #FlagDay

05/18/2019

May 18, 1803 was designated as Haitian Flag Day, a year before we won our independence. Tonight we celebrate haitian Flag day with @crossingbordersmusic from 7p-9p.
Come and celebrate haitian Flag Day with #HAMOC and classical music composer #TomClowes at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. Nap tan ou! Happy Haitian Flag Day!

If you have not RSVP’d yet, please email [email protected].

Light refreshments will be served as well. •









#haitianflagday #haitianflag #haitiansinchicago #may18 #HAMOC #chicago #uptown #tomclowes #womancrossingborders #ayiti

05/18/2019

Haitian Flag Day Celebration tomorrow from 7pm-9pm. Please join us at this special event. Admission is free. We'll accept donations. #haitianflagday
#haiti1804 chicagohaitians

05/16/2019
Haitian American Museum of Chicago

https://youtu.be/G3qehnZlPSE?list=PLoEqq0HCLpb94JxKetM2ww4LU1ikJRglP

Our Director of Communications/TV Host, Magda Desir did a wonderful presentation of the historical facts about the Haitian flag! This was done in honor of Haitian Heritage Month & Haitian Flag Day, which is this Saturday, May 18th.

Please enjoy and catch her every 2nd Wednesday of the month to watch her live on CAN-TV, channel 21.









#HAMOC #HaitianFlagDay #haitianculture #haitianheritagemonth #uptown #CANTV #channel21 #HaitianAmerican #Museum #Of #Chicago #chicagolandmuseums

In-depth discussion on Haitian Heritage Month and Haitian Flag Day. This program was recorded on May, 2019 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

Tomorrow with #HAMOC, come and paint your way to peace at #UpTownSpeaks from 5:30pm-7pm at Emerald City, located at 1224...
05/16/2019

Tomorrow with #HAMOC, come and paint your way to peace at #UpTownSpeaks from 5:30pm-7pm at Emerald City, located at 1224 W. Wilson Ave.

Wine & light refreshments will be served.

Luis Limardo will be the Artist Facilitator.






#UptownSpeaks #HAMOC #EmeraldCity #SipOfHopeThroughArt #

05/16/2019

Please join us & Crossing Borders Music founder Tom Clowes, this Saturday, May 18, 2019 to celebrate Haitian Flag Day 🇭🇹 at HAMOC from 7-9pm.

Please RSVP at [email protected].

Light refreshments will be served.

We can’t wait to see you all this Saturday!






#haitianflagday #haitianculture #TomClowes #CrossingBordersCulture #HAMOC #community #uptown

HAMOC here (yesterday’s meeting)! We are in uptown discussing #onthetable2019 #MemototheMayor #hamoc #1804 #haitianame...
05/16/2019

HAMOC here (yesterday’s meeting)! We are in uptown discussing #onthetable2019 #MemototheMayor
#hamoc #1804 #haitianamericanmuseumofchicago #chicago #Uptown
(From left to right) Vishnu, Manager of HAMOC, Elise, President of HAMOC, Magda D., Director of Communications/TV Host & Magda J., Haitian Consul.

05/15/2019
Join us for a conversation "Memo to the Mayor". Topic: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
05/09/2019

Join us for a conversation "Memo to the Mayor". Topic: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable

Please help Sonia Planson - A doctoral student in Sociology from Northwestern University on her research work on "Cultur...
05/07/2019

Please help Sonia Planson - A doctoral student in Sociology from Northwestern University on her research work on "Cultural Transmission and School Experience"

Students from Beloit college, Wisconsin had a field trip today at HAMOC. Thanks to Ben Henderson, Museum Educator for le...
05/05/2019

Students from Beloit college, Wisconsin had a field trip today at HAMOC.
Thanks to Ben Henderson, Museum Educator for leading the session. Thanks to all students for attending.
#beloitcollege

Busy day at HAMOC with students from Depaul University doing community service. This was part of Vincentian Service Day....
05/05/2019

Busy day at HAMOC with students from Depaul University doing community service. This was part of Vincentian Service Day. #vsd2019

2019 Truman College Student Painting Exhibition. Thank you Stephanie Roberts, Faculty.
05/01/2019

2019 Truman College Student Painting Exhibition. Thank you Stephanie Roberts, Faculty.

04/27/2019

On the table conversation with Edwidge Danticat on April 26, 2019

Untitled Album
04/27/2019

Untitled Album

We are not open today during our regular hours 12 - 6 PM. However, we will be open for the closing reception event from ...
04/20/2019

We are not open today during our regular hours 12 - 6 PM. However, we will be open for the closing reception event from 6 PM to 9 PM.

City Year Americorps members at HAMOC learning about Haitian history and culture. Session managed by our new Museum Educ...
04/16/2019

City Year Americorps members at HAMOC learning about Haitian history and culture. Session managed by our new Museum Educator - Ben Henderson

Join us for a listening session where Uptown residents share their interactions with law enforcement.
04/09/2019

Join us for a listening session where Uptown residents share their interactions with law enforcement.

Our friends at Columbia College Chicago have put together this fantastic window display exhibit which features our very ...
04/05/2019

Our friends at Columbia College Chicago have put together this fantastic window display exhibit which features our very own, President of HAMOC, Elsie!

This exhibit, titled An American Dream Reconsidered: Immigrant Rights Now, showcases artwork by Chicago youth and contemporary artists.

Go ahead and take a look! Also, join the Columbia College Chicago Library throughout April for a series of events with Edwidge Danticat, whom this theme of immigration is celebrating!

Join Dr. Michelle Morse and the UIC Social Justice Initiative for a conversation about the social medicine, healthcare i...
04/02/2019

Join Dr. Michelle Morse and the UIC Social Justice Initiative for a conversation about the social medicine, healthcare in Haiti, and the next generation of women medical leaders.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 6 PM
Where: UIC Student Center East - 750 S. Halsted St. Room 302

Lots are happening. Newest book addition to the library donated by Janice Crothers, improved movie theater for our month...
03/31/2019

Lots are happening. Newest book addition to the library donated by Janice Crothers, improved movie theater for our monthly free movie matinee with Zach, Artist Talk with Cyndy Lys on April 13, SAVE the DATE -May 18th Flag Day Celebration. Please join us at the museum.

"News from Haiti is often about natural disasters and political crises, but the island nation is also home to a burgeoni...
03/26/2019
Jazz festival highlights Haiti's contributions to the arts

"News from Haiti is often about natural disasters and political crises, but the island nation is also home to a burgeoning arts scene..."

Click on the link to read more...

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/jazz-festival-highlights-haitis-contributions-to-the-arts

(Content belongs to PBS- Public Broadcasting Service)

News from Haiti is often about natural disasters and political crises, but the island nation is also home to a burgeoning arts scene. One of the biggest events recently held there was the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, or PAPJAZZ. This year, the festival hosted more than two dozen music...

The first solo exhibition for Haitian-American artist Cindy Lys at HAMOC.The exhibit features a collection of textile an...
03/22/2019

The first solo exhibition for Haitian-American artist Cindy Lys at HAMOC.
The exhibit features a collection of textile and mixed media visual art inspired by the artist's grandmother Soeur Marie Eugenie Franck. The artist explores life, legacy and grief in an intimate portrayal of love and loss..

The first solo exhibition for Haitian-American artist Cindy Lys at HAMOC.
The exhibit features a collection of textile and mixed media visual art inspired by the artist's grandmother Soeur Marie Eugenie Franck. The artist explores life, legacy and grief in an intimate portrayal of love and loss..

03/19/2019
Celebrated International Women's Day by enjoying the closing exhibit of Chicago's local Pakistani artist, Shelah Ahmad. ...
03/09/2019

Celebrated International Women's Day by enjoying the closing exhibit of Chicago's local Pakistani artist, Shelah Ahmad. Also, the museum received a donated Haitian art piece today from Cathy Bredlau. Thank you to all of you.

Address

4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL
60640

General information

Becoming a member is easy. A yearly fee of $30.00 will give you free entry to special events, a free HAMOC t-shirt, and an annual calendar of events. Come visit HAMOC and receive the flyer with more information!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(773) 213-1869

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