We Are Currently Closed to the Public
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with State and Local Public Health guidelines, the museum is closed. Check back here and on our social media for reopening details. Thank you for your continued support!
- The Haitian American Museum of Chicago, or HAMOC, exists to promote Haitian art, culture and history in metropolitan Chicago and surrounding communities, nationally and internationally through advocacy, education and supportive services.
Assotto's Child At The Altar Virtual Exhibition
Assotto’s Child at the Altar is a traveling installation exploring the life and legacy of Haitian-American queer performance artist Assotto Saint. Born Yves François Lubin (1957-1994) in Les Cayes, Haiti, the artist and LGBTQ activist changed his name to Assotto Saint, claiming the performative, spiritual, and political by combining the Vodou ceremonial drum, tambou assôto, with the name of the 19th-century Haitian Revolutionary Toussaint Louverture.
Check out the virtual exhibition by clicking here!
The in-person exhibition opening is tentatively set for Friday, March 5, 2021 at the museum. More info coming soon.