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.
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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!

Don't miss out on the last day of" Art Weekend" in Uptown. Stop by our tent from 12pm until 6pm to enjoy Haitian art. 46...
08/02/2020

Don't miss out on the last day of" Art Weekend" in Uptown. Stop by our tent from 12pm until 6pm to enjoy Haitian art. 4654 N. Racine.

Our Museum Curator, Mr. Romeo Hernandez, installing our upcoming exhibition Timoun Ayti/Children of Haiti, opening THIS ...
07/28/2020

Our Museum Curator, Mr. Romeo Hernandez, installing our upcoming exhibition Timoun Ayti/Children of Haiti, opening THIS FRIDAY! Join us in celebrating the vibrancy of children throughout the Haitian culture.

Friday, July 31st
4pm - 6pm
4654 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Metered and street parking available, 5 minute walk from Lawerence and Wilson Red line stops.
Beverages served
Mask required for entry to museum

We hope to see you then!

SO MUCH ART! Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition Timoun ayiti/Children of Haiti opening NEXT FRIDAY, July 31s...
07/23/2020

SO MUCH ART!

Here’s a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition Timoun ayiti/Children of Haiti opening NEXT FRIDAY, July 31st from 4pm - 6pm. Make sure to check it out! The show will be up until December 2020.

We hope to see you there!

07/23/2020

Uptown Works will meet tomorrow from 5:30 pm until 7 pm via Zoom. For more information, please call 773-214-1869 or email [email protected]
Please join us.

Uptown Works started last year as a program to bring the Uptown community together to discuss and find solutions to issu...
07/16/2020

Uptown Works started last year as a program to bring the Uptown community together to discuss and find solutions to issues impacting the Uptown community. We are happy to announce that this program has started again! HAMOC and Emerald City Coffee are teaming up to focus on Celebrating Black Contributions In Chicago. Join the conversation by bringing your experiences and ideas!

We are having this program safely from a distance over Zoom!

Friday, July 17th 2020
5:30pm - 7pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89477752195

We hope to see you there!

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_ghetto_tarot_haitian_artists_transform_classic_tarot_deck_into_stunning
07/14/2020
‘The Ghetto Tarot’: Haitian artists transform classic tarot deck into stunning real life scenes

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_ghetto_tarot_haitian_artists_transform_classic_tarot_deck_into_stunning

Death   Welcome to the Ghetto Tarot, a project from award-winning documentary photographer Alice Smeets and a group of Haitian artists known as Atis Rezistans. The idea was to take the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck of 78 cards and create a photographic version of each card using settings and objec...

University of Arkansas -  Fort Smith
07/11/2020

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

The English, Rhetoric and Writing Department at UAFS has released a Summer Reading List featuring faculty book recommendations inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and the international quest for racial justice.

"We believe deeply in the power of literature to change people's mindsets, to push them beyond their own experiences and perspectives and into spaces of empathy, understanding, and critical thinking," said department head Dr. Cammie Sublette. "We are excited to offer book recommendations that contribute to ongoing conversations about the need to actively, persistently strive for antiracism in beliefs as well as policies. We hope to continue these conversations with our students and our larger community in the fall."

Read why our faculty chose these books for their list, and how to request them from the UAFS Boreham Library here: https://news.uafs.edu/news/5286

06/27/2020

Dear friends and supporters,
Great news! Opening HAMOC!
The city of Chicago has entered into phase 4 of the Covid 19 pandemic. This means that museums may open and must follow strict guidelines. Therefore, HAMOC will open its doors on July 7, 2020 and resume the same hours of operation : Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday 12-6pm. Please visit and support us.
Stay safe. Thank you. Mesi.

Elsie Hernandez, Founder, President

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/20/06/meaning-juneteenthOne of the things it’s important to realize is that Juneteenth ...
06/19/2020
The Meaning of Juneteenth

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/20/06/meaning-juneteenth

One of the things it’s important to realize is that Juneteenth is not the first commemorative event of its kind for Black American people. It is actually preceded by a number of different “Freedom Day” celebrations that Black people observed, in their own political and cultural life. One of the first was the celebration of Haiti becoming the first Black republic in the Americas on January 1, 1804.

Historian Jarvis Givens on freedom celebrations, Black aspiration, and the continuing pursuit of justice.

Joel Maxime Jr., known as " Crave", one of our Haitian American Chicago artists, is helping to beautify Bonzeville durin...
06/15/2020

Joel Maxime Jr., known as " Crave", one of our Haitian American Chicago artists, is helping to beautify Bonzeville during the current crisis.

Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app to support HAMOC with each purchase 😊
06/11/2020

Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app to support HAMOC with each purchase 😊

Joyful and wonderful things are happening during these difficult moments. Mother and son picked up art pieces by Joel Ma...
06/06/2020

Joyful and wonderful things are happening during these difficult moments. Mother and son picked up art pieces by Joel Maxime Jr. known as CRAVE. Please contact him if you're interested in possessing one of his pieces. [email protected]

SPOTLIGHT: Check out latest blog, book review of "Blueprint for Liberation: Examining the Haitian Revolution Through Mem...
06/04/2020
Blueprint for Liberation: Examining the Haitian Revolution Through Memes

SPOTLIGHT: Check out latest blog, book review of "Blueprint for Liberation: Examining the Haitian Revolution Through Memes" by Danette Frederique

https://www.hamoc.org/single-post/2020/06/03/Blueprint-for-Liberation-Examining-the-Haitian-Revolution-Through-Memes

In his 2015 book “The Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution,” Dr. Wade W.Nobles brings the original meaning of “memes” to the forefront in the context

It is with much pleasure that we share the good news at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago ( HAMOC).  Please welcome...
06/04/2020

It is with much pleasure that we share the good news at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago ( HAMOC). Please welcome Carlos as the new leader in the position of Executive Director!

He joined the team in February 2019 as the Collection Specialist and will continue his work as HAMOC’s next leader. Since starting at the museum, Carlos has cataloged our library and continues to grow our collection database. His passion for museums and excitement to expand HAMOC’s reach will provide us with the energy we need to keep moving the museum forward.

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC
06/04/2020

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC

06/03/2020

Dear Community Members,

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) stands with the Black community here in Chicago, the United States, Haiti and around the world. To the thousands of people who have marched and will continue to march in the name of George Floyd and all the other individuals who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement: We hear you, we are with you, and we will continue to uphold the voices of oppressed people every single day.

During this time, your safety, mental health and wellbeing are at the forefront of our mind. HAMOC is here to support all people advocating to end systemic racism in our society. Transformation and change do not come without unity, and we are dedicated to continuing this work with you.

Our mission has always been to uplift diverse voices and showcase the beauty of Haitian culture and our broader multiethnic community. We believe honoring art, history and heritage are essential to our vibrant democracy, and we’ll continue to showcase the beauty of the Black community in the days and years to come.

We look forward to a time when society embraces diversity and equality for all. Please contact us if we can be of help.

Elsie Hernandez
President & Founder

Carlos Bossard
Executive Director

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC's cover photo
06/02/2020

Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC's cover photo

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06/02/2020

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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 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 213-1869

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First-ever "Haitian-Cuban Blues Photo Exhibit" opens Aug. 4. It runs until Sept. 28. More than a dozen framed pictures of Chicago blues musicians with Haitian-Cuban "changui" counterparts will be on display from historic cities like Baracoa, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Havana and New Orleans. Our free event is sponsored by Columbia College's Center for Black Music Research and Haitian American Museum of Chicago, 4654 N. Racine, Sat., Aug. 4, 6 p.m to 8 p.m. We're serving wine, cheese and "changui" (blues). Please join us.
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Thanks for the great experience today teaching these kids about their birth country.