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Arts & Museums
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This Greek Revival mansion is home to original English and American antiques and eight acres of formal gardens and decorative fountains. Although florals vary with the seasons, visitors can count on a spectacular display year-round. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Longue Vue House & Gardens features ever-changing exhibits. A gift shop sells horticulture and decorative items, children's gifts and reproductions from the Longue Vue Collection.
See the amazing sky show and laser light shows! They also feature larger than life films in the MegaDome Cinema.
New Orleans artist Jon Schooler captures the attention of art aficionados with the whimsical oil on canvas paintings on display in Jon Schooler Gallery. This Oak Street gallery features the original colorful and spiritual pieces that have earned Schooler a prominent place in New Orleans's fine art community. Call ahead for open house hours or to schedule an appointment to visit the gallery. -Bethany Culp
Here, at the Fine Arts Gallery of New Orleans exhibitions of the finest museum quality include European and American paintings as well as sculptures from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Appraising, consulting and brokerage services are also available. Paintings, sketches, drawings, the fantastic use of colors as well as sculptures are all displayed and taken care of by the efficient staff present. A wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of life captured in art form.
Arts and crafts produced at Newcomb College during the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, along with traveling exhibits are proudly displayed at the Newcomb Art Gallery. This fine art gallery space on Tulane University's Uptown campus not only displays the works of past and current students, but also offers lectures, family programs and special events like artist receptions to enhance the gallery experience. All of Newcomb Art Gallery's exhibitions and programs are free of charge and open to the public. -Bethany Culp
Located in beautiful City Park, this breathtaking museum houses nearly 40,000 paintings, sculptures and prints, plus the Courtyard Cafe and the Museum Shop. The art at New Orleans Museum Of Art comes from across the globe and represents everything from Southwestern Native American art to 19th-Century French Impressionists.
This typical West Indies-style plantation home, restored and furnished with early 19th century Louisiana and American antiques, dates back to 1799, when it became the home of James Pitot, the first mayor of incorporated New Orleans. It is near city park and is a short cab ride from The French Quarter. You may tour this historic New Orleans landmark.
Du Mois Gallery showcases the talents of local artists. Located in the Freret Street shopping district, this gallery features rotating exhibits from a variety of artists from the region. Each month, Du Mois Gallery welcomes a new artist and his work with a free reception, open to the community. Past showings have included photography, paintings, pen and ink work, metal sculpture and mixed media. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, as well as by appointment and for monthly evening artist receptions. -Bethany Culp
This muralist turned gallery artist has made a name for himself by painting many colorful representations of the New Orleans street life. Each of Brice's pieces at Bruce Brice Gallery is brightly colored and is perfect for those looking to spice up their collection. Bruce exhibits his work with other African-American artists in New Orleans Center Mall in the Central Business District. Limited editions as well as originals are available for purchase.
New Orleans African American Museum aims at preserving the culture of New Orleans and Africa. Celebrating the contribution of these two communities, this museum has stored many artifacts and other objects of art that reflect the culture of Africa. To know more about this venue, please check the website.
In 1980, this turn of the century home opened its doors as the one of the largest showcases of regional artists. The artists use a wide variety of mediums, including oil on canvas, marble sculpture, and glass to portray many different themes. The amazing collection, here, consists of both two and three-dimensional works as well as a large selection of photos. Carol Robinson Gallery also specializes in custom framing. This is a great place for those looking to add some local spice to their collection.