Calendar | October 2019

Events

Exhibitions

  • Fishing in the flooded Bonnet Carré Spillway with moored tankers in background, near Norco (detail); 2015; © Richard Sexton; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2015.0364.51

    Fishing in the flooded Bonnet Carré Spillway with moored tankers in background, near Norco (detail); 2015; © Richard Sexton; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2015.0364.51

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    September 17, 2019 to April 5, 2020

    "Enigmatic Stream," opening September 2019, features more than one hundred black-and-white photographs by Richard Sexton, accented by other materials drawn from and inspired by the Mississippi River.

  • Island on Lake Shinji

    Island on Lake Shinji; 2019; collotype print from wet-collodion glass negative; © Everett Kennedy Brown 

  • Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, and Presbytère; between October 1848 and February 1849; pencil and watercolor on paper; by Gaston de Pontalba; courtesy of Baron de Pontalba

    Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral, and Presbytère; between October 1848 and February 1849; pencil and watercolor on paper; by Gaston de Pontalba; courtesy of Baron de Pontalba

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    October 29, 2019 to February 2, 2020

    Gaston de Pontalba’s drawings capture the family’s voyage from France, the houses in which they lived, the nearby plantations they visited, and their summer travels.

  • Cityscape; 1987; gouache on paper by Krista Jurisich; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Judith L. Jurisich, 2017.0021

    Cityscape; 1987; gouache on paper by Krista Jurisich; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Judith L. Jurisich, 2017.0021

    April 6, 2019 to October 6, 2019

    History and contemporary art will interact to refresh perceptions of the city in the inaugural exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s new Seignouret-Brulatour Building.

  • Education galleries alphabet block

    The Education Galleries provide the The Historic New Orleans Collection’s first dedicated space for people of all ages to touch, see, smell, and hear the awe-inspiring culture of the city.

  • Aerial view of Jackson Square

    Jackson Square; ca. 1965; photograph by Ralph Lincks; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1974.25.14.177

    The French Quarter Galleries explore how and why the neighborhood developed, how life has been lived here by various populations in different times, and how the legacies that remain shape our lives.

  • A Plantation Burial; 1860; oil on canvas by John Antrobus; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1960.46

    A Plantation Burial; 1860; oil on canvas by John Antrobus; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1960.46

    This permanent exhibition presents a narrative of the state’s history using art and artifacts that date from precolonial history through Hurricane Katrina.