Louisiana's first Black Lieutenant Governor, Oscar James Dunn

Louisiana's first Black Lieutenant Governor, Oscar James Dunn. Image courtesy of Amistad Research Center.

June 1, 2018 to December 8, 2018
Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art
400 Chartres Street
Admission is free.

The New Orleans Arts & Culture Coalition (NOACC) is a collective of local arts, education, and cultural nonprofit organizations that serve as a coordinated voice for the recognition and promotion of civil and human rights, history, and culture in New Orleans. For its inaugural project, NOACC will produce a citywide exhibition entitled African Heritage of New Orleans: 300 Years in the Making. This exhibition will account for the African presence in New Orleans and the development of a uniquely African cultural identity in the city from its founding in 1718 to the post-Civil Rights period.

The citywide exhibition opens June 1, 2018 and will run through December 8, 2018, the latter half of the City’s tricentennial celebrations. An opening reception will take place Friday, June 1, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.