Upcoming Events


Jazz in the Park

Oct 15 - 29, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

10th Annual Crescent…

Oct 16 - 18, 2015
The 10th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival celebrates the soul of… more

Andouille Festival

Oct 16 - 18, 2015
Join us for the annual Andouille Festival held in  St. John the… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 16 - 24, 2015
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Anba Dlo Halloween…

Oct 17 - 17, 2015
Now in its 8th year, Anba Dlo VIII, in partnership with A Studio In the Woods,… more

Krewe of Boo's King's…

Oct 24 - 24, 2015
To celebrate Sidney Torres' reign, the KREWE OF BOO! will host the first ever… more

Halloween New Orleans

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015
Join us for the annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Voodoo Music…

Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015
Voodoo takes place in City Park, which is surrounded by many historic… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Oct 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors. Come experience NBA basketball… more

New Orleans Saints…

Nov 1 - 1, 2015
Played in the spectacular Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saints games are some of the… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Nov 3 - 3, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Orlando Magic. Come experience NBA basketball at its… more

Faux Real New Orleans

Nov 4 - 22, 2015
Our inaugural fest will run from November 4-22, and the theme will be… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Nov 6 - 6, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks. Come experience NBA basketball at its… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Nov 6 - 6, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks. Come experience NBA basketball at its… more

New Orleans Saints vs…

Nov 8 - 8, 2015
The New Orleans Saints home game in the spectacular Mercedes Benz Superdome… more

5th Annual Emeril…

Nov 13 - 13, 2015
Emeril Lagasse Foundation celebrates all-things Louisiana at its 5th annual… more

Treme Creole Gumbo…

Nov 14 - 15, 2015
New Orleans jazz and R&B by Treme artists, gumbo-cooking demos, crafts and… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Nov 17 - 17, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs Denver Nuggets. Come experience NBA basketball at its… more

New Orleans Pelicans…

Nov 20 - 20, 2015
New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs. Come experience NBA basketball at… more

Saenger Theatre…

Nov 20 - 20, 2015
Join us for  America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 15 - 29, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Art & Culture

New Orleans' Old World roots have created a strong foundation and long-standing appreciation for the arts. Early residents of the city often traveled back to Europe for musical instruction or training in the visual arts, and operatic performances took place in the city as early as 1796.

Today the scene thrives via countless galleries, performance spaces and museums. But perhaps what sets our cultural institutions apart from those of other cities is their ability to embody the joie de vivre (joy of life) so prevalent in New Orleans. So whether it is a Ralph Brennan restaurant in the New Orleans Museum of Art or Thursday night musical performances at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans' unique culture and love of food, music and fun blends perfectly with our vibrant arts scene creating experiences you can't find anywhere else.

Here you can learn more about some of the city's most popular cultural institutions and attractions.

Performance Art

The New Orleans Opera Association

This opera association carries on a performing arts tradition dating back to 1796, when the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans. 

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The only musician-owned orchestra in North America is led by musical director Carlos Miguel Prieto, a rising star in the U.S. and Mexico for his dynamism and expressivity.

New Orleans Ballet Association

This nationally-recognized ballet association is the region's premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA's dynamic season features stellar performances from a variety of world-class dance companies. 

Southern Repertory Theatre

New Orleans' only year-round professional theater, focuses on bold new-world and regional premiers by American playwrights. 

Visual Arts

The New Orleans Museum of Art

The premier art museum of the Gulf South is world-renowned for its photography, decorative glass collection and its collections of French, Asian, African and American art. 

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

This University of New Orleans museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world. 

Contemporary Arts Center

Located in the heart of the New Orleans Arts District, the CAC is home to bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance, music, video sculpture and more. 

New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

This studio offers breathtaking demonstrations of glassmaking and invites visitors to participate in the design process. The studio offers a range of demonstrations, from glassblowing and glass torch-working to copper enameling and Italian-style marbling.

Dutch Alley Artist Co-op. 

Over 20 local artists own and operate Dutch Alley Artist Co-op. Any day there are three or four artists working at the gallery. Local art from Katrina salvaged materials, blown glass, wood-turnings, Raku pottery, hand-dyed silk items, custom jewelry, photography and paintings are just a few of the unique original artwork items that can be found in the gallery. 


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Located in the French Quarter, this collection is the best introduction to New Orleans history you can get. Four exhibition spaces depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays on the evolution of Louisiana to rotating art and history exhibits.

The Cabildo

This flagship building of The Louisiana State Museum is the site of the Louisiana Purchase. The building served as the Louisiana State Supreme Court until 1908 and was the location of the landmark decision in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1892. Today it houses exhibitions on the Purchase and on Louisiana history, including one of Napoleon's death masks. 

The Presbytere

Designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, the Presbytere is located beside St. Louis Cathedral and was originally the residence of the Capuchin Monks. The museum's two permanent exhibits include a celebration of Mardi Gras and a commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. 

Madame John's Legacy

Located at 632 Dumain Street in the French Quarter, Madame John's is an excellent example of Louisiana Creole residential design at the end of the 18th century and is now a National Historic Landmark. The architectural complex consists of three buildings: the main house, kitchen with cooks quarters and two-story garconniere. It, too, is part of The Louisiana State Museum. 

The Old U.S. Mint

The Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served as both a U.S. and Confederate Mint. In 1981, the Greek Revival-style National Historic Landmark opened to the public as a museum. The Mint now houses an extensive jazz exhibition, including Louis Armstrong's first cornet, Fats Domino's piano and much more. You can even catch live performances at the historic building as a part of their Music at the Mint program. 

The 1850 House

A prime example of antebellum architecture in New Orleans, the 1850 House offers a glimpse of middle- and upper-class life during the most prosperous period in New Orleans' history. The house is a part of the Lower Pontalba Building, which was built by the Baroness Pontalba and was the first apartment building in the United States. 

The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History

Located in the historic Faubourg Tremé, one of America's oldest black neighborhoods, the museum is comprised of 7 historic buildings and is anchored by the lovely Tremé Villa. The museum features rotating exhibits as well as a fine collection of African artwork and crafts. The museum acts as a gateway the Tremé and offers walking and bus tours of the neighborhood. 

The National World War II Museum

This historical gem transports you to a time when victory hung in the balance. Guaranteed to move and educate, The National WWII Museum features a 4D cinematic experience, interactive exhibits, soaring aircraft, personal histories and more. 

Upcoming Events


7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 13 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 13 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 13 - Nov 12, 2015
The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund is proud to introduce its newest program,… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Oct 13 - 13, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 13 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Clyde & Iggy

Oct 13 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

Collective Media…

Oct 13 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 13, 2015 - Sep 27, 2016
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 13, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

The Cinderella…

Oct 13 - 27, 2015
Donations of costume jewelry, girls' princess dresses and teen prom dresses… more

The Foundation…

Oct 13 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Historic New…

Oct 13, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Oct 13, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

The Sweat Social…

Oct 13 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Noontime Talk with…

Oct 14 - 14, 2015
Join us for noontime talk. Noontime Talks are brief, casual discussions on… more

The Maison Presents -…

Oct 14, 2015 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday for a free dinner show featuring the New Orleans Jazz… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 15 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 15 - 29, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

New Orleans Film…

Oct 15 - 22, 2015
Celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, the Oscar®-qualifying New… more

New Orleans Saints vs…

Oct 15 - 15, 2015
New Orleans Saints vs the Atlanta Falcons. more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 13 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more