THNOC, the Williams Research Center, and all galleries are closed today.

Royal Street Campus and Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Williams Research Center Hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Generally, the holidays observed will be New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Mardi Gras days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday), Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions | Monday, May 16, 2022 (closed)

  • Final scene from Broadway production of Streetcar
    March 18, 2022 to July 3, 2022

    Come behind the scenes and get up close and personal with Vivien Leigh's Oscar statue, Elia Kazan's director's notebook, a rare recording of Jessica Tandy as the first Blanche DuBois, and seldom-exhibited materials from around the world as THNOC celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Tennessee Williams’s iconic New Orleans play.

  • Dauphine Street; 1963; acrylic on cardboard by Rolland Golden (1931–2019); gift of Rolland Harve Golden, given in memory of Edith Long, 1997.64

    February 8, 2022 to August 28, 2022
    Through 22 individual pieces, this exhibition features artists from around the world who have worked to capture and share their impressions of New Orleans’s most iconic and historic neighborhood.
  • Costumed reveler drinking in the street
    January 6, 2022 to August 7, 2022
    This showstopping display invites visitors into the sprawling dens, late-night sewing sessions, and sweaty dance rehearsals where “The Greatest Free Show on Earth” is created and re-created each year among the city’s diverse communities.
  • Rex parade on Camp Street in 1907
    January 6, 2022 to June 11, 2022

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Rex, The Historic New Orleans Collection unveils an exhibition showcasing jewels, favors, doubloons, float designs, and more from THNOC’s Rex-related holdings.

  • 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

    Now on view at 533 Royal Street
  • 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.
  • Education galleries alphabet block