The Spring Fiesta Art Show; 1941; oil on canvas by Clarence Millet (1897–1959); The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Laura Simon Nelson, 1996.122.1


May 2, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art
410 Chartres Street
Admission is free.

The Laura Simon Nelson Galleries will once again showcase selections from the extensive collection of Louisiana art donated to THNOC by Laura Simon Nelson. The largest single donation of visual art ever received by THNOC, Nelson’s collection is a diverse assemblage of more than 425 artworks, including 70 pieces of Newcomb pottery. Compiled with guidance from longtime friend, collector, and dealer George E. Jordan, the collection showcases the talents of many artists who lived and worked in Louisiana.

More than eighty works from the collection will be exhibited in A Most Significant Gift. The featured artists include Wayman Adams, Jacques Amans, Knute Heldner, Morris Henry Hobbs, Clarence Millet, Achille Peretti, Paul Poincy, Ellsworth Woodward, and William Woodward. The Newcomb pottery display will include vessels decorated by Aurelia Arbo, Henrietta Davidson Bailey, Sadie Irvine, Ada Wilt Lonnegan, and Anna Frances Simpson.