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May 23, 2024
Emily Perkins, curatorial cataloger

Legendary New Orleans percussionist Alfred “Uganda” Roberts Jr.'s audio and video tape collection documents his career, influences, and daily life in New Orleans between 1985 and 2010.




April 23, 2024
HNOC Staff

A new portrait exhibition invites visitors to imagine the lives and identities of unnamed subjects.




April 5, 2024
Craig Fuchs, Visitor Services interpreter

As the national conversation stirred up by Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter has shown, Black musicians have played an important role in the evolution of country music at every stage of its development.




March 14, 2024
By Margit Longbrake, senior editor

Frank Merlo was the playwright’s companion for 15 years. THNOC’s new issue of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review introduces a never-before-published poem about Merlo’s death.




November 17, 2023
THNOC Staff

Highlights from the Disney Imagineers’ Carnival-themed show-and-tell at THNOC.




October 5, 2023
Terri Simon, associate editor

From neoclassical architecture to street names, southern Louisiana is full of references to the Roman Empire.




September 29, 2023
Mallory Taylor, associate curator

For decades, studio photographer John E. Kuhlman spent his free time taking pictures of jazz musicians. THNOC is now home to that part of his archive.




July 13, 2023
Kurt Owens, Visitor Services interpreter

THNOC's Aeolian organ harkens back to a decadent era in musical history.




July 7, 2023
Collin Makamson, education specialist

A product of New Orleans, Simmons sweated his way to spotlight.




June 22, 2023
Albert Dumas Jr., visitor services assistant/receptionist

Explore interesting connections hidden in the painter's portraits of the wealthy elite in Spanish New Orleans.




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