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

September 8, 2020 to September 1, 2021

Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

520 Royal Street

Admission is free.

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“Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour—but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands—and who knows what to do with it?”—Blanche Dubois, in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

For more than 150 years, artists from around the world have worked to capture and share their impressions of New Orleans’s most iconic and historic neighborhood. This exhibition gathers 22 paintings from the museum’s permanent collection, including intended gifts from Louisiana art collector Laura Simon Nelson. From the bustle of the French Market to the jazzmen of Preservation Hall, these artworks explore the streets, buildings, and people of the French Quarter through time and a variety of techniques.

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