Art of the City: Post Modern to Post Katrina

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Exhibition Dates: April 6 – October 6, 2019
Block Party Exhibition Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11am-3pm

The inaugural exhibition at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s new Seignouret-Brulatour Building, Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, constitutes THNOC’s first major exhibition of contemporary art, along with with a robust programming series to accompany the display. In Art of the City, New Orleans interdisciplinary artist and curator Jan Gilbert—along with THNOC President and Chief Executive Officer Priscilla Lawrence as assisting curator—assembles the diverse perspectives of artists reacting during three decades of strife and progress in the layered city that fueled their inspiration. 71 carefully selected works by 65 artists tell a comprehensive and compelling story of New Orleans — its people, its disasters, its successes — from the World’s Fair in 1984 to the present. The exhibition will run through October 6 at THNOC’s new, $38 million exhibition center at 520 Royal Street.