HADC - Waterloo Center for the Arts

As a partner of the HADC Project, the Waterloo Center for the Arts, located on the banks of the scenic Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, has the worlds’ largest public collection of Haitian Art in the world. The following selection displays a sample of paintings, metalworks, and drapos (flags) from their Haitian art collection.

Flag, pink, teal, black, orange. Azaka-mede

Flag/banner. Purchased from Marilyn Houlberg by the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Flag. Large white skull in center of flag towards the top. Two smaller skulls (one on either side of the large skull) a cross is behind the larger skull. The larger skull is on a black step base with a candle on either side. To the left and top is a black

Bird with serpent in its claws, mouth.

Large bird and small bird perched on a branch

Flag. Face with horns and ears. Gray is the color of the face and the exterior of the ears. The mouth is red, the interior of each ear is red. The horns are gold with blue or teal circles near the location where the horns attach to the head. The face's shoulders are also depicted, and are covered with a blue garment with a slight v-neck. There is a dark teal or green satin border around the piece, and a strand of white, silver or blue beads also forms a border.

Bossou Flag. Gold background and a red and white bulls head with red horns. There is a blue and white cup on the left and oval shape multi-colored object on the right. 4 branches with red leaves. Other number: 123 stapled to the back was a tag: Anonymou

(Adam & Eve) Adam and Eve under a tree in the Garden of Eden. There is a giraffe, tiger, lion and large snake. The tree has buds on it and fruit. There is a sun in the top branches.

9/2/1984 under signature. '12/1/83' in upper left corner. Pencil drawing of a 'nude' woman with the body of a string instrument. She is standing holding her head with her hands. There is a man 'playing' her with a bow.

Long thin metal, bird at base, woman's head at top.

Print: matted. Two skeletons fight with swords and gun. Black ink on white paper.

Candle holder, a piece of metal bent on one end to hold a ring of metal to hold a candle. It goes up into a flower form. There are 10 leaves and a bloom at the top.

Village street scene, people going to market.

Large sail boat with cannons in background. In foreground there is a row boat with 10 men rowing to shore to join three other men.

Boikayman Ceremony Flag. A person is dancing with a knife in his hand, there is a black and white pig on top of the pig is a black and white bulls head, and atop the bulls head is a skull and bones. The bulls head and skull form a shape like a person which stands atop the pig. This person has a pink belt.

Chickens in a forest Legba

Modern church wedding. Appraised by Ute Stebich 1997

Men and women in a field picking cotton. Baskets sit in the field beside many of them. A woman near the front wears pink and holds a basket on her head. Some shelters or stands can be seen in the field. These shelters house the harvested cotton.