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October 13, 2022
By Nick Weldon, editor

The 23rd Bill Russell Lecture at THNOC spotlighted the remarkable life and legacy of Mahalia Jackson through scholarship and performance. 




September 30, 2022
By Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

A 1993 play remains one of the few adaptations of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. THNOC talked to the play's production designer about her vision for the show and its influence on her own artwork.




September 16, 2022
Loren C. Brown, decorative arts intern, summer 2022

A THNOC internship leads to the creation of an important tool for preserving and displaying Black Masking Indian suits.




September 2, 2022
By Nick Weldon, editor

Club Desire drew some of the biggest local and national musical acts, nurtured young talents like Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, and operated as a hub of the New Orleans Black community during segregation. 




September 1, 2022
By Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

Summer 1969 brought New Orleans fully into the counterculture movement happening across the country, starting with a series of weekly love-ins at Mardi Gras Fountain.




August 11, 2022
By Brian Moore, programming coordinator

An experimental theater production sheds new light on one of Tennessee Williams’s most beloved characters.




July 15, 2022
Terri Simon, associate editor

New Orleans has been home to countless musicians who have helped shaped American music. Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Juvenile are two of them, and you might be surprised by what their music has in common.




July 7, 2022
By Katherine Jolliff Dunn, curatorial cataloger

THNOC houses hundreds of designs from the archives of Larry Youngblood and Carroll Pio Burtanog, two designers who outfitted Carnival kings, queens, and courtiers for decades. Here’s a look at some of their most outrageous creations. 




June 30, 2022
By THNOC staff

Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Big Chief of the North Side Skull and Bone Gang, describes a Mardi Gras Black masking tradition.




June 17, 2022
By Molly Reid Cleaver, senior editor

Nearly 35 years ago, a heedless conservator drastically changed a rare portrait of a free woman of color. Now, it has been restored and is on view again—and this time, THNOC is telling the story.




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