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“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us for Funky But Better. more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us for Mia Borders and Colin Lake. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Tribute Band more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Jason D. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Keith Stone Band. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Marc Stone Band. more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Roddy Romero & The Hub… more

City Park Presents -…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park for City… more

DISNEY ON ICE…

May 1 - 1, 2016
The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100… more

Disney on Ice: 100…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! The monumental ice skating… more

Irvin Mayfield & The…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Close out your festival weekend with House of Blues New Orleans for Irvin… more

Irvin Mayfield and…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Grammy Award Winning Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perform… more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mama's Music

May 01, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 1 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

PONDEROSA STOMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Kick off the day with Awakenings presented by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and… more

SOUTH LOUISIANA SWAMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
A rich gumbo of So. LA talent takes over Three Keys with Keith Frank and the… more

The Historic New…

May 1 - 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… 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.