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30 Americans

Apr 21 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 21 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Organ & Labyrinth…

Apr 22 - May 6, 2014
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker… 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

Bootsy Collins

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

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Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
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Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
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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 21 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

"The African Presence in Mexico - From Yanga to the Present"

Reception - Carlos Tortolero, President, National Museum of Mexican Art

"The African Presence in Mexico - From Yanga to the Present"

Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA

Reception:  November 14, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

RECEPTION:  Free and open to the public

Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2013, as we welcome Carlos Tortolero, president and founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago (NMMA).  Mr. Tortolero will speak about the exhibit, its importance, and its inception.

Exhibit:  Through February 28, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Mondays thru Saturdays

EXHIBIT: $5 admission; $3 admission for seniors, students with ID, Ashé members, and groups of 10 or more

The exhibition, brought to Ashé Cultural Arts Center courtesy of NMMA, was curated by SAGRARIO CRUZ of the University of Veracruz & CESÁREO MORENO, Visual Arts Director, National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. 

"The African Presence in México-From Yanga to the Present," the educational panels display, is based on the most comprehensive project ever organized about African contributions to Mexican culture. For nearly 500 years, the existence and contributions of the African descendants in Mexico have been overlooked. Africans arrived in Mexico in 1519. Yanga, an African leader, founded the first free African township in the Americas January 6, 1609.  Since then, Africans have continued to contribute their artistic, culinary, music, and traditions to Mexican culture through the present day. The exhibition features artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Elizabeth Catlett, Francisco Toledo, Francisco Mora, Maria Yampolski; and Afro-Mexicano artists Ignacio Canela, Mario Guzmán, Guillermo Vargas, and Hermengildo González.  Call (504) 569-9070.