A city law effectively banned the outdoor sale of art outside the French Quarter, but one artist has helped to set a new precedent with his win against the code on First Amendment grounds.
Anti-Trump Mural Sparks ACLU Lawsuit and Public Art Dispute in New Orleans
Shortly after putting up a mural on his private property last year, Neal Morris received a letter from the city demanding its immediate removal and threatening jail time.
The Swedish Artist Who Brought Fantasy to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
The New Orleans Museum of Art is exhibiting the watercolor works of Bror Anders Wikstrom, who designed floats and costumes for turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras.
A Banksy Mural in New Orleans Gets a Swanky Restoration
The oft-vandalized mural was removed from its original site on the wall of a warehouse in 2014 and placed in the hands of local conservator Elise Grenier.
Puerto Rican Painters Who Fold, Cut, and Tear the Canvas
Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico features an intergenerational group of five artists wrestling with the history and materiality of painting.
Exploring the New Orleans Village Where You Can Play the Buildings
Opened in the fall of 2016, the Music Box Village is a gathering of artist-created architectural instruments.
The Lost Sights and Sounds of Storyville, New Orleans’s Red Light District
Through guidebooks and rare artifacts, the New Orleans Historic Collection considers the complicated legacy of Storyville, the city’s former red light district.
On the Removal of the Jefferson Davis Monument in New Orleans
Images of the statue being dismantled remind us how important that action is.
First of New Orleans’s Confederate Monuments Comes Down
In the wee hours of Monday morning, the 1891 monument to the Battle of Liberty Place was disassembled and taken to a storage facility.
A Village of Musical Architecture Inaugurates Its First Permanent Space
NEW ORLEANS — This weekend the roving Music Box Village of New Orleans will welcome the public to its first permanent space with two days of performances.
Reflecting on the Complicated and Painful History of Anti-LGBTQ Violence in the US
I’ll never forget the day I wandered into Skylar Fein’s “Remember the UpStairs Lounge” (2008) at the Prospect.1 biennial in New Orleans.
A Permanent Village of Musical Architecture in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Towering pecans and live oaks shade a far corner of New Orlean’s Bywater neighborhood which will soon be the permanent home of the Music Box Village, an installation of musical architecture organized by the New Orleans Airlift nonprofit.