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30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Kehinde Wiley: An…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
Follow Wiley as he undertakes an exciting new project: a series of classical… more

The Victory Bells -…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles’ newest red, white and blue… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 23 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Audubon Aquarium of…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Audubon Aquarium will host Party for the Planet, with events including live… more

Flowtribe

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the… more

Historic Saturday…

Apr 26 - Nov 22, 2014
One of the keys to understanding NOLA’s past, present, and future is to… more

MOGWAI + Majeure

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Must be 18 or older with Proper ID MOGWAI plus Majeure DATE: Saturday, April… more

Neighborhood Pet…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be… more

Shamarr Fest at…

Apr 26 - 26, 2014
 A new and powerful addition to post-Jazz Fest revelry, Shamarr Fest… more

30 Americans

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

New exhibition showcases recent additions to THNOC’s holdings

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


Vicki Voelker
Gambel Communications
(504) 324-4242
vicki@gambelpr.com

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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