Something Old, Something New:
Collecting in the 21st Century
Browse a selection of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s recent acquisitions in its latest exhibition, Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century.
Chosen by a team of staff curators and historians, the display illustrates the growth of the institution’s holdings since the year 2000.
The exhibition features one of the most captivating pieces The Collection has recently acquired—a circa 1840 portrait, Creole in a Red Headdress by Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (at left). The portrait defies ethnic, race and even gender distinctions, and its acquisition was made possible by the Diana Helis Henry Fund of The Helis Foundation.
The exhibition also features a portrait of early statesman Thomas Bolling Robertson, which Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine named as one of the nation’s top 20 museum acquisitions of 2011.
Something Old, Something New includes photographs, metalwork, pottery, letters, journals, and early copies of jazz records and sheet music, and is on view through February 8, 2013.
Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century
July 24, 2012–February 8, 2013
533 Royal St.
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Admission is free.