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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 28 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
We invite you to experience Ashé Cultural Arts Center's fourth annual… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 28 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Indy Race Day at…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for the Indy Race Day at Champions Square, featuring vintage sports… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 28 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

N'Kafu Traditional…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company presents its annual concert, M'Batle… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Hidden Treasures: Clementine Hunter Edition

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            
Media Contact: Jason Strada
Chief Administrative Officer
504-523-3939                                                                                                                                                                                    
jason@friendsofthecabildo.org

 

Hidden Treasures: Clementine Hunter Edition
Presented by Friends of the Cabildo

 Join the Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive Clementine Hunter Collection is opened for an exclusive behind-the-scenes viewing, March 12th & 14th.  Dr. Tony Lewis, Curator of the Visual Arts for the Louisiana State Museum, will guide you through the works of the self-taught artist from the Cane River Region of Louisiana.

Hunter, born in 1886 at Hidden Hills Plantation near Marco, Louisiana, worked as farm hand, never learning to read or write. Hunter began painting around 1938, making her 52 years-old at the time, when visiting artist Alberta Kinsley left brushes and paints at Melrose Plantation. When canvas was not available, she painted on whatever was at hand. Cardboard, shoebox covers, window shades, bottles, purses, picnic baskets and a range of other media bear her "mark" - H.C. Hunter received international attention in 1955 when the Delgado Museum (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) sponsored a one-person exhibition. Although Hunter lived in the South during a period of profound transformations, her paintings embody a simple world seemingly fixed in time.

Hidden Treasures of the Louisiana State Museum: Clementine Hunter Edition takes place Tuesday and Thursday, March 12th and 14th.  Tours are at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, nightly, at the Louisiana State Museum's Collection Storage Facility, located at 1000 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.  Tickets are $20.00 per person, or $15.00 for Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana Museum Foundation members. Reservations are required, and space is extremely limited. 

To reserve your space, please contact Kaydee Nenninger at 504-523-3939.

About Friends of the Cabildo
Friends of the Cabildo is a private non-profit volunteer group that provides financial and volunteer support for the Louisiana State Museum, its projects and its property. Since incorporating in 1956, the Friends of the Cabildo has grown into a large statewide membership organization, a dynamic and motivating force in broadening and supporting the aims of the Louisiana State Museum.