As promised, here is a small visual taste of the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ Prospect.1 biennial. More detailed posts about the art in the Lower Ninth Ward, the French Quarter/Marigny & the Warehouse District will follow in the coming days.
In the Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
At the New Orleans African American Museum, which is located in Treme–the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States.
At the New Orleans Museum of Art, which originally opened in 1911 and sits on a five-acre natural setting.
At the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation & Center, which produces the city’s world renowned Jazzfest.
At the Edgar Degas Foundation, which, among other things, helps to restore and maintain the French Impressionist’s New Orleans home.
At Harrah’s Casino/Plaza of Good Fortune at the foot of Canal Street and at the crossroads of the French Quarter, the Warehouse Arts District and the Central Business District.
At the Charles J. Colton School, which is being converted into a multi-use cultural center.
Tomorrow: touring the Lower Ninth Ward.