Past Exhibitions

  • Ike Chapman, Lillian Moore, Dorothy Quick, and Lawrence Jacobs; December 24, 1959; Williams Residence working files

    Ike Chapman, Lillian Moore, Dorothy Quick, and Lawrence Jacobs; December 24, 1959; Williams Residence working files

    June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

    For the month of June, The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special tour of the Williams Residence focused on the individuals who spent much of their lives in the Williamses’ employ.

  • Installation of bells in the French Quarter
    January 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018

    The work, which positions ringing brass bells around the French Quarter, is the first program offered in conjunction with THNOC’s forthcoming exhibition "Art of the City"

  • Le Missisipi ou la Louisiane dans l’Amérique Septentrionale

    Le Missisipi ou la Louisiane dans l’Amérique Septentrionale; ca. 1720; hand-colored engraving by François Chéreau; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1959.210

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    February 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018

    This exhibition will bring together a vast array of rare artifacts from THNOC’s holdings and from institutions across Europe and North America to tell the stories of the city’s early days.

  • June 14, 2016 to May 6, 2018

    In 2017, THNOC unveiled a scale model of the forthcoming facility accompanied by a history of the 200-year-old property, as well as information about the in-progress construction.

  • November 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018

    THNOC will host two Prospect.4 exhibitions of contemporary photography--one by the late Tony Gleaton and the other by Monique Verdin.THNOC will host two Prospect.4 exhibitions of contemporary photogra

  • Leila Williams as Queen of Mystic

    Leila Williams as Queen of Mystic; 1936; The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 79-78-L.12

    January 10, 2018 to February 25, 2018

    This winter, the home of THNOC’s founders—General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams—will be decorated for the Carnival season.

  • Poster for 1988 Jazz Jamboree Festival in Warsaw, Poland; 1988; offset lithogragh by Waldemar Świerzy; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Daguillard, 2017.0003.4

    Poster for 1988 Jazz Jamboree Festival in Warsaw, Poland; 1988; offset lithogragh by Waldemar Świerzy; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Daguillard, 2017.0003.4

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    April 21, 2017 to December 30, 2017

    Giants of Jazz: Art Posters by Waldemar Świerzy from the Daguillard Collection highlights THNOC’s new collection of jazz posters made by the Polish artist Waldemar Świerzy (1931–2013).

  • Postcard showing view of Storyville; New Orleans: C. B. Mason, [1904–8]; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1979.362.16

    Postcard showing view of Storyville; New Orleans: C. B. Mason, [1904–8]; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1979.362.16

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    April 5, 2017 to December 9, 2017

    This award-winning exhibition revived the sights and sounds of New Orleans’s former red-light district a century after its closing.

  • 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

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    May 2, 2017 to November 4, 2017

    The Laura Simon Nelson Galleries will once again showcase selections from the extensive collection of Louisiana art donated to THNOC by Laura Simon Nelson.

  • A. B. Griswold and Co. advertisement; by John William Orr, engraver; wood engraving from Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated; New Orleans, 1874; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1951.41.23

    A. B. Griswold and Co. advertisement; by John William Orr, engraver; wood engraving from Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated; New Orleans, 1874; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1951.41.23

    September 23, 2016 to April 9, 2017

    "Goods of Every Description: Shopping in New Orleans, 1825–1925" invites visitors to peer into 19th- and early 20th-century shop windows.