Current Exhibitions

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An Architect and His City: Henry Howard’s New Orleans, 1837–1884

November 18, 2015–April 3, 2016
533 Royal St.

One of the nineteenth century’s most prolific architects but also, until recently, one of the most historically elusive, Henry Howard (1818–1884) called New Orleans home for nearly fifty years. (more…)

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At Home and at War: New Orleans, 1914–1919

December 9, 2015–May 7, 2016
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

With the onset of hostilities in the summer of 1914, Europe hurled itself into a conflict of enormous proportions, the ripple effects of which were quickly felt in New Orleans. Nearly three years later, on April 6, 1917, the United States officially entered World War I when the House of Representatives voted in support of a declaration of war against Germany. (more…)

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Awash with Color: Seldom-Seen Watercolor Paintings by Louisiana Artists, 1789–1989

January 21–May 21, 2016
Laura Simon Nelson Galleries
400 Chartres St.

Watercolor is a versatile and easily transportable medium. Artists in the nineteenth century used it to paint landscapes en plein aire and to make preliminary sketches before executing an oil painting. In the 20th century, the medium became more popular for completed paintings. (more…)

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The Anne and Dick Stephens Collection of Louisiana Decoys and Wildfowl Artifacts

Now on view
533 Royal St.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce the donation of more than 300 hand-carved decoys and other works of art by southeastern Louisianan craftsmen. (more…)

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THNOC exhibition at Louisiana Children’s Museum

Tues–Sat, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. • Sun, noon–4:30 p.m.
420 Julia Street

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Expanding on LCM’s current architecture exhibit, a new display located on the second floor will teach children ages 4 through 10 about 19th-century life in the French Quarter through recreations of some of THNOC’s properties. (more…)