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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 27 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Backyard Grooves

May 27, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

BB's Stage Door…

May 27 - Jun 25, 2017
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in this three-time… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

May 27 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Big Easy Rollergirls'…

May 27 - 27, 2017
Come see your Big Easy Rollergirls Second Line take on the Capital City Roller… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

May 27 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Celebrate National…

May 27 - 28, 2017
Trinity, known for its imaginative cuisine, creative cocktails and bustling… more

Chicken on the Bone…

May 27 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

Double Dose

May 27, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Mercedes Benz…

May 27 - 28, 2017
The  8th Annual  Bayou Country Super Fest is coming to the Mercedes… more

New Orleans Greek…

May 27 - 28, 2017
Every year descendents of one of the Western world's oldest cultures celebrate… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 27 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 27 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 27 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

May 27 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

May 27 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

The Georgian…

May 27 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Historic New…

May 27 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The House of Groove

May 27, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The Irish House…

May 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for an evening of traditional music song and dance. more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 27 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

New exhibition showcases recent additions to THNOC’s holdings

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Media Contact:
Lauren Noel
The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 556-7655
laurenn@hnoc.org


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Gambel Communications
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New exhibition showcases recent additions to THNOC's holdings

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: "Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century," an exhibition

WHEN: July 24, 2012-February 8, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter

HOW: Admission is free.

WHY: Browse The Historic New Orleans Collection's most significant acquisitions since the year 2000 in its latest exhibition, "Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century," opening Tuesday, July 24. Chosen by a team of staff curators and historians, the exhibition spans nearly 300 years and represents the diversity of The Collection's archive.

One of the most stunning pieces in the exhibition is the circa 1840 portrait "Creole in a Red Headdress." Purchased with the help of the Diana Helis Henry Fund of the Helis Foundation, this work of art defies ethnic, race and even gender distinctions. The exhibition also features a portrait of early statesman Thomas Bolling Robertson, which Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine named as one of the nation's top 20 museum acquisitions of 2011.

"Something Old, Something New" includes photographs, metalwork, pottery, letters, journals and early copies of jazz records and sheet music, and it will be on view through February 8, 2013. Admission is free and the galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

The Historic New Orleans Collection-Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future

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