Furnishing Louisiana: 1735–1835
Household objects, global perspectives.
February 24– June 17, 2012
533 Royal St.
Free and open to the public
Generously sponsored by Halpern’s Furnishing Store
From the ports of the Caribbean up the twisting Mississippi to French Canada, this groundbreaking exhibition traced the emergence of the distinctive craftsmanship of Creole America—what the New York Times called “a signature Louisiana style.” More than fifty pieces of furniture, from nearly two dozen collections, were on display, along with tools, hardware, wood samples and interactive components designed to bring early Louisiana furniture-making to life.
This exhibition complemented The Historic New Orleans Collection’s publication Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735–1835, available for purchase at www.hnoc.org and major online retailers.