New Orleans

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According to a new study from the personal finance website SmartAsset, New Orleans has the best affordability-to-culture ratio out of the 187 largest cities in the United States.

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NEW ORLEANS — No matter how strong your stomach for the macabre, there is likely some moment in the Museum of Death that will make it twist.

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The act of accumulating objects is one of our oldest forms of visual expression.

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NEW ORLEANS — On the patio of his cottage in Key West, with his most celebrated writing years behind him, playwright Tennessee Williams took refuge in painting.

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NEW ORLEANS — Motorcycle racer, evangelical performance artist, illustrator of Southern myths, and giant snake creator, Jim Roche is a difficult person to pin down.

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Post image for Art Behind Bars Provides a Key to Prospect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Biennials, triennials, and other, similarly grand periodic art exhibitions are a funny thing; both local and global, they must balance an engagement with their home places alongside a broader artistic conversation.

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NEW ORLEANS — Gather enough bling in one gallery and the concentration of visual stimuli will overwhelm the need for a clear or convincing curatorial framework.

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Museums

Basquiat in the American South

by John d'Addario on October 30, 2014

Jean-Michel Basquiat,

NEW ORLEANS — To see Basquiat and the Bayou, the “exhibition within an exhibition” that by general consensus is the must-see component of the sprawling Prospect.3: Notes for Now biennial triennial that opened in New Orleans on October 25, you need to make your way to the top floor of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the city’s Warehouse Arts District.

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NEW ORLEANS —  Judging from this week’s press events announcing the artistic and venue lineup for Prospect.3, it looks like things are indeed going to be shaken up considerably in New Orleans this fall.

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NEW ORLEANS — When we last left “The Wave,” Lynda Benglis’s monumental bronze sculpture she created for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, it had just been rediscovered behind a disused sewer treatment plant in suburban Kenner, Louisiana.

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