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  • Arts & Museums

    »The Big Top

    Managed and owned by the non-profit organization 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center, The Big Top is an art gallery that also doubles up as an event venue. The idea behind it is to provide a platform to amateur artists and a space to the city that caters to all ages. Apart from art expositions, Big Top also explores alternative entertainment avenues like special films, drama, music concerts and similar events. This 150-seat venue can also be hired for private parties and celebrations. Though bar and beverage facilities are available on-site, smoking is strictly prohibited here. For venue hire and event schedule, call ahead.

    1638 Clio Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Southern Food & Beverage Museum

    New Orleans residents love their food, so it's no surprise that New Orleans is home to a museum dedicated to its role in the South's culture. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (also known as SoFAB) was designed to bring discovery, understanding, and celebration of the culinary culture of New Orleans and the South through a series of exhibits. Hands-on and interactive exhibits include rotating presentations of photographs and materials on a variety of culinary-related topics, videos about Southern restaurants and restaurateurs, and an ongoing collection of menus from southern restaurants, past and present. In addition to exhibits, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host tastings, speakers, and demonstrations, all in an effort to further the understanding of this region's unique culinary culture.

    1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA 70113

    »Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall

    Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall was established in 1899, when most of the artifacts were donated. Here, you can view a broad spectrum of items from the Civil War, including uniforms, weapons, ammunition, medical equipment, battle flags, and currency. Also on exhibit are the personal effects belonging to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and part of Robert E. Lee's silver camp service. 

    929 Camp Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a repository of many of the things that make this area of the United States great. Fine art, architecture, folk art and artifacts of the bygone Southern era can be found here. You also find unique exhibitions, such as Looking Back, Looking Forward, Becoming Ida Kohlmeyer, Walter Anderson and Friends, Clementine Hunter and Melrose, the Treme Storytelling Quilt Project, and The Jazz. 

    925 Camp Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

    This modern art exhibit center, located in a renovated warehouse, is the heart of the New Orleans' art community. The Contemporary Arts Center offers a series of seasonally rotating exhibitions, classes, lectures, performances, screenings, and concerts every year. The exhibits waver between traditional and alternative art forms with works from both local and national artists. The center also serves gourmet coffees and specialty wines as well as a variety of pastries and sandwiches. Check website for upcoming events.

    900 Camp Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »National World War II Museum

    The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history.

    945 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Arthur Roger Gallery

    Should you wonder what gallery really started it all, look no further than Arthur Roger Gallery. Since its opening 20 years ago in New Orleans, it has set the standard by which all other galleries are measured. Roger's ties to the art world in New York have played a major role in the development of the art community in Crescent City. He sets the standard by daring to be different, with feature shows that are strong on local tradition as well as those spanning the far reaches of the world. This gallery represents such artists as Francis Pavy, Ida Kohlmeyer, Douglas Bourgeois, Ersy Schwartz, Paul Lucas, Willie Burch, Gene Koss and George Dureau.

    432 Julia Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Louisiana Children's Museum

    Louisiana Children's Museum offers a toddler area and children's drama, dance, and puppet shows. There are also art and science exhibits, as well as hands-on math and physics exhibits, and a reproduction of a television studio. Many of the exhibits are geared toward learning through doing. This style of learning makes it fun for both parents and kids alike. This is a great rainy day field trip and a good place for anyone trying to get away from the "adult" aspects of the city.

    420 Julia Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »New Orleans School of Glassworks

    This 20,000 square foot studio is the workspace for established glass work artists and master printmakers as well as a place for them to display their work. This gallery is unique to the area by offering classes to anyone wishing to learn the fine art of glassblowing, kiln-fired glass, hand engraved printmaking, paper making, and bookbinding. When you visit the gallery make sure you view some of the skillful demonstrations that take place throughout the day.

    727 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »House of Broel's Victorian Mansion and Doll House Museum

    Take a ride on the historic Saint Charles Streetcar and discover this life size doll house! Owner Bonnie Broel displays a collection of dolls including beautiful miniatures of Victorian, Tudor and plantation-style houses. This three storey Broel's Victorian Mansion and Doll House Museum, with fully restored antebellum home is also filled with an excellent selection of antique furnishings. This is a way to get some history and have a great time! For anyone planning a wedding at this facility, this is just the place to celebrate.

    2220 Saint Charles Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »Le Mieux Galleries

    Le Mieux Galleries is what the director refers to as, the Third Coast Art. Artists along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida create the works featured. A varied selection of styles are on display including oil on canvas, color and black and white photography, colored pencil, watercolors, wood/acrylic and monoprint. The gallery represents a number of artists, including Charles Barbier, Leslie Staub, Debra Howell, David Lambert, Nancie Warner and others. Le Mieux offers affordable art of the highest quality and a staff that willingly provides consultation in regard to individual and corporate needs.

    332 Julia Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    »American Italian Museum

    The American-Italian museum is located in a most fitting spot, adjacent to the Piazza d'Italia. The architecture evokes ancient Rome, while the museum exhibits customs and artifacts about the Italians and their contributions to the culture of the Crescent City. A research library includes records of the large local Italian immigrant community. The Piazza affords the surrounding American-Italian community a place to celebrate their heritage. There are a number of unique shops and restaurants in the area you may want to check out. Please use caution in this neighborhood. Some of the streets around the Piazza may be deserted at certain times and could be unsafe.

    537 South Peters Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
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