4940 Chef Menteur Hwy,
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone: (504) 940-5550
Fax: (504) 945-5819
Arts & Museums
Welcome to Street Scene Gallery! A few street scenes of New Orleans include the all night parties, year round, even when there is no Mardi Gras celebration, the line of palm readers that can be found along Jackson Square and the street entertainers such as the young man dressed as a cowboy, spray-painted from hat to boots in solid gold. These scenes and many more can be found captured in the hand-painted prints called Woodgraphs. They say a picture paints a thousand words, and these depictions of life on New Orleans streets are surely worth even more.
Once a historic church, Venusian Gardens houses glassblower Eric Ehlenberger's gallery and studio. The gallery is composed of a large installation space featuring Ehlenberge's vision of a fictitious Venusian World and a formal exhibition space that showcases his most recent otherworldly creations. Located five blocks from the French Quarter, the Venusian Gardens Art Gallery is a popular rental space for weddings, cocktail parties, and corporate events.
This Greek Revival building was first used as a U.S. and Confederate Mint in 1835 and produced money for the Federal Government until 1909. Throughout its existence it has served many purposes, including minting money and housing soldiers for the Confederate Government during the Civil War. Today, Old U.S. Mint is home to jazz and Mardi Gras exhibits as well as important historical archives. The mint also houses two gift shops, the Coin Vault and Louisiana Music Factory, which sell unique items. Own one of these as a remembrance of your visit!
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 a city that celebrates like no other, the Backstreet Cultural Museum gives visitors the opportunity to explore the unique history and cultural significance of distinctively New Orleans' traditions that tourists rarely get to see. Intricate displays offer visitors insight into Jazz Funerals, Mardi Gras Indians, and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. Housed in a former Funeral Home in the Treme neighborhood, the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States, the Backstreet Cultural Museum showcases these rich New Orleans traditions with the city's largest collection of hand-made, vibrantly colored beaded and feathered Mardi Gras Indian Costumes as well as an impressive library of memorabilia, still photos, and video footage of Jazz Funerals, Second-line Parades, and backstreet Mardi Gras Celebrations.
The Jackson Barracks Military Museum features weapons, artifacts and memorabilia from the American Revolution through the Gulf War. Displayed here are beautifully restored aircraft, including a World War II bomber and a contemporary F-15 fighter jet. Browse through the rustic memorabilia for an insight to the country's defense system.
If the name “New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum” does not bring you inside, nothing will. The museum features are Voodoo walking tours featuring artifacts and sacred objects related to the realm of “voodoo.” Learn everything you wanted to know about this spiritual practice and its history in the Crescent City. There are also guided swamp, plantation and cemetery tours.
This is the only example of West Indian architecture combined with early Creole home design in the French Quarter. The Madame John's Legacy building standing today was constructed in the late 1700s after the original was destroyed in fire. The name of the museum is taken from a French sea captain who bequeathed his estate to his mistress on his deathbed. In 1998, the structure underwent extensive restoration and is now open as a state museum featuring exhibits about architecture, restoration and archaeological finds. The second floor features art exhibits.
Casell Gallery has been an established place for over 30 years in the Vieux Carre gallery strip on Royal Street. Owner Joachim Casell displays Louisiana art in a variety of media including graphics, etchings, posters, as well as original pastels by Casell. Should you find a print that you like, the shop will frame, package and ship.
Located on the popular Royal Street where fine art galleries are lined up one after another, Natalie Fine Art has been able to catch pedestrians' attention with its unique style since 2006. As Natalie explains, there is not really a term for the kind of art she does. Some call it "painted construction." It is oil painting with 3D effects created by various materials, including glass, beads, slate or simply a chuck of colorful paint. All of the paintings portray the beautiful architecture of New Orleans. The colors are bold and vivid. And there is always a twist, like a child's vision of a perfect world. - Hoiyin Ip
Bergen Putman Gallery offers a larger selection of limited edition prints by known artists such as Tarkay, Erte and Nagel. Also available are a large selection of fine art posters suitable for framing. They boast the largest selection of prints and limited edition graphics based on subjects such as Mardi Gras, jazz and the city itself. Also on display is a large collection of works by popular African-American artists.
Rodrigue Studio in the French Quarter is home to George Rodrigue's “blue-dog” art. This Louisiana born artist is a cult favorite and creates vivid masterpieces. The gallery is filled with paintings, prints, books and news on Rodrigue. You will find numerous “blue-dog” pop art paintings, as well as some of Rodrigues' other works. There are usually 40 and 60 paintings available at any one time, and the artist frequently stops by because he still has a home in Louisiana.