Her involvement with the city has included board positions on the Committee for a Better New Orleans, Metropolitan Leadership Committee, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
, and New Orleans Mayoral Fellows Program.
The contemporary art galleries of Julia Street and the renowned Ogden Museum of Southern Art
will stay open late and offer free admission, as well as complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres
Other engaging sights for your art adventures: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
(www.ogdenmuseum.org) houses the most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world; the Contemporary Arts Center (www.cacno.org) is a lab and platform for experimental works in painting, photography, and performance; the Backstreet Cultural Museum (www.backstreetculturalmuseum.org) is a grassroots effort with a one-of-a-kind installation of elaborate Mardi Gras Indian costumes and jazz funeral memorabilia; the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org) exhibits fine art from every culture and is the crown jewel of the city's exhibition halls with a $200 million collection containing Asian, African, and Native American art.
In fact, after viewing the show at the CAC, patrons can go across the street to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
and view original paintings by Audubon.
Here at a neighborhood gallery loaned by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
, though, the protest against the parallel universe of prisons was implicit.
To prepare for your trip to New Orleans, you might want to check out a great guide to the city by the director of the University of New Orleans' Ogden Museum of Southern Art
: Randolph Delehanty's Ultimate Guide to New Orleans (Chronicle Books, 1997, $16.95, paperback, 383 pages).
The Shop at the CAC is a new co-working space sitting at the center of many of the city's most important cultural institutions (The National World War II Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
, adjacent to Julia Street) and intends to support the city's growing entrepreneurship and arts community.
A Jackson native's collection of colorful Southern quilts is now on display at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
in New Orleans.