Discover Lesser-Known Works by New Orleans-Area Artists During This Historic Collection
Explore the rich history of New Orleans during a special art exhibit on display this weekend. Presented by the Hellis Foundation, “Art of the City: Post-Modern to Post Katrina” is a six-month exhibit on display at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Guests are invited to a few of the works of native and dedicated visiting artists as they pay homage to the city of New Orleans. Check it out this weekend on July 27th, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The inaugural exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s new Seignouret-Brulatour Building, “Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina,” constitutes THNOC's first major exhibition of contemporary art, along with a robust programming series to accompany the display.
In “Art of the City,” New Orleans interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator Jan Gilbert—along with THNOC President and Chief Executive Officer Priscilla Lawrence as assisting curator—assembles the diverse perspectives of artists reacting during three decades of strife and progress in the layered city that fueled their inspiration.
“Art of the City” will feature the work of more than 75 artists, both homegrown visionaries and devoted visitors. It includes established masters like Krista Jurisich, Douglas Bourgeois, and Luis Cruz Azaceta; familiar names like Candy Chang and Gina Phillips; and rising stars like Zarouhie Abdalian, Brandan Odums, and Rontherin Ratliff.
“The fecund and tumultuous climate of this period in the life of this city steeps artists and their visions,” said Gilbert. “For THNOC to showcase this recent explosion of the New Orleans contemporary art culture, here at this tricentennial moment, is to recognize its importance as history in the making and is a significant commitment to the future of art in this city.”
The exhibition will run through October 6 at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Admission is free. This weekend, be sure to bring family and friends to the French Quarter for this not-to-be-missed exhibit!
Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana is urging you to join in all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.
Saturday, July 27, 2019—9:30 AM
Event Venue Location:
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130