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#192: interested in a haitian monument: Benson replies

From: LeGrace Benson <legracebenson@clarityconnect.com>

Neg Mawon or Marron Inconnu is by architect and sculptor Albert Mangones.
It was done at about the time of the Bicentennial.  Mangones, still living,
was one of the original members of the group of Haitian artists and
intellectuals who wanted to found a center for the visual arts. With
enthusiatic and skillful assistance from Dewitt Peters, in Haiti under the
auspices of the US, they were able to get funds from US and the government
of Haiti to create the now-famous Centre d'Art, still in operation in
Port-au-Prince.  Mangones may still be a member of their board of
directors. An inquiry to Francine Murat at the Centre would probably yield
a contact.  Mangones was the architect for the present Mus"ee  d'Art of the
College St. Pierre, housing much of the important work done in Haiti 1954
to the present.   LeGrace Benson/Arts of Haiti Research Project