Myrlande Constant (b. 1968)

Erzulie Freda, ca. 2000-2010

Vodou Drapo, textile 

WCA Collection


Haitian Art: A Digital Crossroads (HADC) is an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources foundational grant project by Grinnell College Libraries and the Waterloo Center for the Arts (WCA), led by Assistant Professor of Art History Fredo Rivera. Working with the Waterloo Center for the Art’s Haitian art collection, this project considers the digitization of their collection. The project also concerns itself with the state of Haitian art history, considering how the digital humanities can be used to think about Haitian art collections and resources globally.

On this website you will find information about the project, the process and the people supported by this grant.

On March 5-8, 2020 Grinnell College and the Waterloo Center for the Arts will host a workshop bringing together top scholars, museum professionals, and digital humanities experts working with Haitian art and culture. See the tab “The Workshop” for more information.


Beginning next year, Grinnell College will host a CLIR/DLR Post-Doctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual arts, 2020-2022. The job posting can be viewed at the following link:

Below are samples of photography done with the WCA’s collection of Haitian Art, including paintings, drapo, 3D and 2D sculpture. For more on the ins and outs of photographing Haitian Art objects, see the tab “The Process”.