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The Will W. Alexander Library Hosts Local Artist Dianne M. “MiMi” Baquet Art Exhibit and Opening Reception


Monday, October 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.




The Dillard University Will W. Alexander Library will host an art exhibit and opening reception of local artist, Ms. Dianne M. “MiMi’ Baquet, on Monday, October 23, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme of her exhibit is, "The Forgotten Women of 19th Century Haiti.” The purpose of her paintings is to show colors as a revival of the pain that women of 19th century Haiti may have suffered before the revolution period of 1791-1804 (


Ms. Dianne M. “MiMi” Baquet, a local New Orleans self-taught artist, believed she could draw simple objects in elementary school but at the age of 62, she decided to test that inner urge of drawing. She not also discovered her talent for drawing but for painting as well. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Baquet felt a strong desire to portray women of Haitian and African descent in the most elaborate and colorful headpieces or tignons. Haitian women of the 1800s became an interest while researching her family tree, as well as the clothing, accessories and the lives of these women. She wanted to portray them with the most conceivable vivid colors.


To obtain additional information about Ms. Baquet’s opening exhibit and reception, please contact her at: 504-421-5195. She can also be reached by email at: The library can be reached at: 504-816-4786 or by email at:



This event is free and open to the public.




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Take Back the Night” Annual Open Mic Poetry Slam in Recognition of 

Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Month


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 


Dillard University

Will W. Alexander Library

2601 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, LA



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All events are free and open to the public!




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Pictures from Dillard University English Professors & Authors Book Signings and Presentations

September 19, 2017



Dr. Nancy Dixon
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Jay Murphy
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Dr. Nayita Wilson
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Organizer: Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Author, Folklorist
Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Professor & Coordinator, for additional information.


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Pictures from One Book, One New Orleans Open Mic / Spoken Word event in recognition of  New Orleans born author and poet Clint Smith's book of Poetry, Counting Descent” 


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