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Arts et Musées
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum is located on the second floor of Arnaud's Restaurant. It is dedicated to his daughter, Germaine Cazenave Wells who was crowned queen of 22 carnival balls for 17 different krewes during a 31-year period (1937-1968). On display are many of her ball gowns, costumes and accessories worn by other family members. The entrance is through the restaurant and admission is free.
Located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Windsor Fine Art offers some excellent pieces of art. If you cherish the works of Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali and Durer, then you must make a visit here. Acrylic sculptures of Michael Wilkinson are also on display. The staff is efficient and friendly and will assist you in every possible way to make your visit a memorable one.
Old has made a comeback in a big way this century. It's the height of sophistication for the home to be furnished with inlaid period furniture. The older it is, the better. Ornate, intricate, hand-crafted, and chiseled are the different kind of designs that appeal to the masses today. There are various stores that make dead ringer copies but nothing can replace the charm of the real McCoy. Imagine caressing the smooth, polished surface of a Beidermeier and realizing that the piece once graced a stately lord's mansion and now, you possess it.
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.
At Musee Conti Wax Museum, see life-sized, costumed wax figures of the people who made New Orleans and Louisiana famous, including a number of historic figures like President A. Jackson, Jean Lafitte and musicians Pete Fountain and Louis Armstrong. A number of costumes are also on display, including some spectacular Mardi Gras attire. Visitors can also experience the Haunted Dungeon, occupied by "Masters of the Macabre," such as Edgar Allen Poe and Victor Hugo. You almost expect them to reach out and grab you. Although currently closed to the public, you can call to arrange an event or a group tour.
Alexander and Victor are all about fine art. It's therefore not surprising to see a mélange of colors and ideas sitting pretty on their gallery walls. The place features artists from all over the world, including, Fabian Perez, Gantner, Vidan, and Govenzensky. Statues and curios are also on display. Watch out for exhibitions and shows that happen time and again. The art works are retailed to collectors and those interested in owning a Castano creation.
Bryant Galleries of New Orleans was established in 1965 and displays a variety of Haitian, European and American works. People discuss in hushed voices, while walking through the gallery appreciating the paintings, graphics and sculptures. Wait, watch and absorb the serene look on the faces in paintings. The works of such famous names as Nierman, Alvar, Dwight, Flatmann, Mitchell and others have been displayed here.
Ethnic tribal jewelry, Louis XVI furniture, textile, and Impressionist masterpieces are few of the things that can be found at this 12,000 square feet gallery. Housing the finest artwork and antique collection, interior decorators and museum curators have long since hidden this lamp as a treasured secret. So take a stroll through the French Quarter and take home a piece of history with you.
This is the French Quarter's only gallery dedicated entirely to hand blown glass art. This family owned business features a gallery of glass art by a number of talented artists, such as Kelsey Murphy and Daniel Lotton. Each Item is unique and beautifully rendered, featuring everything from antique to contemporary pieces. The gallery also offers tours by appointment. The gallery of pieces is also online and shipping is available.
A Gallery was established in 1973 by Joshua Mann Pailet as a gallery of photos. While every period and style is represented, the emphasis focuses on New Orleans and Southern history, including contemporary as well as black culture and music. A wide range of artists have displayed their quality photographs here, including Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Elliott Erwitt. There are also books related to photography for sale.
James Michalopoulos expresses the feeling and spirit of New Orleans on canvas with vivid colors and a distinctive style. The Michalopoulos Gallery of New Orleans showcases these original paintings along with giclees, posters, prints and limited edition serigraphs made from the original artwork. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop in this French Quarter gallery to admire original works or to purchase a piece to display in your home. -Bethany Culp
Café Baby showcases the colorful and whimsical artwork of Marc Bercier. Bright paintings of Bercier’s signature "Baby" symbol, based on a self-portrait his daughter drew when she was just five years old, and bold playful flowers draw art-lovers into this French Quarter Gallery. Once inside, visitors will find a large collection of Bercier’s paintings and portraits. Visitors will frequently find the artist in the gallery and available for questions. -Bethany Culp