THNOC’s Tricentennial Wing now open with three installations

The galleries in THNOC’s Tricentennial Wing, located at 520 Royal Street, are open and offering three new installations:  

Please note, all THNOC facilities will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. 

Regular museum hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. THNOC is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and visitors must order tickets in advance of arrival. 

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In addition, The Shop at The Collection is open for in-store shopping!  

All spaces will observe reduced capacity limits and enhanced safety protocols. Admission is still free, and the galleries will return to THNOC’s regular business hours, Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Ordering your tickets online is required. 

These exhibitions join THNOC's other offerings: the courtyard displays, the self-guided walking tours available in the free French Quarter Tours app, and pre-scheduled visits to the Williams Research Center. In addition, Café Cour is open and observing the same hours as the museum galleries and shop. Some experiences—such as the History of the French Quarter Galleries, the educational galleries, the Louisiana History Galleries, and the Williams Residence—will remain closed. And while the galleries are reopening, we will continue to offer a variety of online programming and resources for visitors to access remotely.   

The reopening of THNOC’s Tricentennial Wing is made possible with support from the Louisiana Culture Care Fund. Funding for Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Safety guidelines 

THNOC has implemented the following safety measures since the shutdown:  

  • Maximum occupancy in all areas has been reduced to allow ample room for social distancing.
  • ​Masks are required for all staff and visitors on THNOC premises. Anyone without a mask will be provided one. 
  • Timed ticketing, available on the hour and half-hour, will stagger visitors as they arrive. Guests are encouraged to order their tickets online in advance. 
  • Touchless hand-sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the properties. 
  • Touchscreens and interactive devices have been removed or deactivated.
  • Plexiglass screens have been installed in areas where staff and visitors interact.  

A list of FAQs on THNOC’s website addresses additional components of the new visitor experience. 

What's on view?

In the early 70s, two photographers drove south from Chicago without a destination in mind. They found one in Acadiana, and eventually spent six months immersed in the communities and culture of the region. Cajun Document: Acadiana 1973–74, featuring images by Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub never before gathered as a comprehensive exhibition, is a relic of a time and place integral to the Louisiana story. The galleries include more than 100 black-and-white photographs as well as material culture (pirogue, violin, Mardi Gras suit) from the area. 

Admission is free, and visitors must order tickets in advance of arrival.

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For more than 150 years, artists from around the world have captured their impressions of the French Quarter. The exhibition French Quarter Life: People and Places in the Vieux Carré gathers 22 paintings from THNOC’s permanent collection to showcase the many views and experiences that have inspired artists through the years. From the bustle of the French Market to the jazzmen of Preservation Hall, these artworks explore the streets, buildings, and people of the French Quarter through time and a variety of techniques. In addition to the in-gallery display, this exhibition can also be viewed online. 

Admission is free, and visitors must order tickets in advance of arrival.

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New Orleans artist Susan Gisleson describes Land of Dreams, a new 1,500-square-foot multimedia art installation at The Historic New Orleans Collection, as “a love letter to a New Orleans summer.”  

Framed on three walls by enlargements of vintage postcards of public parks, waterways, and amusement destinations—all pulled from the museum’s digital archive—the immersive work on the first floor of THNOC’s Tricentennial Wing playfully invites visitors to experience outdoor pursuits enjoyed by generations of New Orleanians. Evocative sculptural works and archival footage of the outdoor festivities enhance the experience. 

Because this display is indoors, however, visitors can reflect and reminisce on summer fun in the cool comforts of air conditioning. Comfortable seating and smartphone charging stations accompany the whimsical sculptures and soothing views of the city. Land of Dreams is presented by THNOC with support from AOS Interior Environments. 

Admission is free, and visitors must order tickets in advance of arrival.

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In-store shopping returns to The Shop at The Collection 

The Shop at The Collection has also reopened to the public. Our shop staff have continued their efforts to showcase the work of of numerous local artists. And, don’t forget about all of the exclusive merchandise that is only available here!  

Like the museum, The Shop at The Collection has reduced capacity and all staff and patrons are required to wear masks. Regular store hours will resume: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The museum shop does not require a ticket for entry.