A tricentennial-themed artwork by Robin Reynolds

A detail from New Orleans: Between Heaven and Hell

New Orleans: Between Heaven and Hell, a new history-based work by UK artist Robin Reynolds, will debut May 9 at The Historic New Orleans Collection to preview the institution’s upcoming exhibition

The Villere family will present a symposium exploring their history, as well as that of the French Creoles in New Orleans.

Program:

Welcome and Opening Remarks—Pierre G. Villere

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

The vestiges of 18th-century Spanish rule are apparent in the street names and architecture of New Orleans’s oldest neighborhoods.

Death Riding on a Red Fish; 1974; woodblock on paper mounted on canvas by Ben Smith, printmaker; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Eugene C. Daymude, 2010.0187

Death Riding on a Red Fish; 1974; woodblock on paper mounted on canvas by Ben Smith, printmaker; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Eugene C. Daymude, 2010.0187

The Historic New Orleans Collection is resurrecting its special Halloween-themed tour of its Louisiana History Galleries October 2–31. “Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History” will be available Tuesday–Sunday at 11 a.m. at 533 Royal Street.

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