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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

JPII Exhibit Extended To July 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:              
Sarah McDonald                                              Anna Toujas                      
Archdiocese of New Orleans                           Archdiocese of New Orleans/Catholic Charities(504) 596-3023 or (504) 339-6375                (504) 592-5690
smcdonald@arch-no.org                                atoujas@arch-no.org

JPII EXHIBIT EXTENDED TO JULY 7
Portrait of Faith originally scheduled to close Father's Day weekend to be held over due to popularity

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Archdiocese of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art announced today that Portrait of Faith: Blessed John Paul II in Life and Art has been extended past its original closing date of June 16 to July 7.  The exhibit has attracted thousands of people to NOMA and is counted as one of the museum's post popular special exhibits in its history.

NOMA Director Susan Taylor announced, "NOMA has been delighted by the response to Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, an exhibition organized by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. We are pleased to announce that the show has been extended until July 7, 2013."

The exhibit, sponsored by the archdiocese and curated by NOMA and the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, focuses on Blessed John Paul II's 1987 visit to New Orleans with collected and original art.  The exhibit also features the priceless jeweled Monstrance created for the 1938 Eucharistic Congress held in New Orleans, as well as personal items and vestments belonging to the Pope.

"Blessed John Paul II was a great spiritual leader and had an innate ability to communicate with people," said Archbishop Gregory Aymond. "I am so pleased that his visit and his love for all people, including  the people of New Orleans, continues to be felt through this exhibit and that it has touched so many in our community and beyond."

The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours Tuesday through Sundays now through July 7.  For more information you can go online to http://www.jpiiinnola.com/

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