A collection of paintings depicting women in art is opening this weekend at M.S. Rau Antiques in the French Quarter. Eileen Fleming got a preview of the images ranging from a Norman Rockwell cover of a World War One ingénue to a Renaissance Madonna and Child.
The show is called “Innocence, Temptation and Power: The Evolution of Women in Art.” It brings together more than 40 works from the world’s great artists – like Picasso, Renoir and Rockwell.
Owner William Rau says it highlights one of his own great interests.
Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:06 am
On a sunny Sunday in New Orleans, barbecue stands and ice-filled coolers line a closed-off street. Central City is not a tourist zone, but people pack in — many with cameras and long lenses. A mass of color begins to move.
Every month WWNO talks to Richard Campanella about his Cityscapes column for Nola.com. In this edition the Professor of Geography at the Tulane School of Architecture delves into the former Chinatown, and the history of Chinese-Americans in the city.
Chinese immigrants were first brought to Louisiana in hopes that they would work as inexpensive labor for sugar plantations after the Civil War. When that didn't work out, they began to move to the city.
This week on Inside the Arts, India Fest 2015 kicks off this weekend at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The bi-annual family festival presented by the Indian Arts Circle of New Orleans celebrates the art and culture of south Asia.
Then, the Anthony Bean Community Theater celebrates its 15th anniversary. The city's only ongoing African American theater producing company is staging its first Shakespearean play — Measure for Measure.
This week on The Reading Life: Celebrity journalist Kevin Sessums, whose new memoir is I Left It On the Mountain, and LaShonda Katrice Barnett, whose debut novel is Jam on the Vine. She’ll be appearing at this year’s Tennessee Williams/ Literary Festival, as well as the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.
This week on Inside the Arts, Singers Of United Lands, known as S.O.U.L., are in town for an encore performance. The vocal quartet shares cultural experiences from around the globe through the gift of song.
Then, Southern Rep Theater continues its 2015 season in the newly opened Ashé Power House with Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams.
And, the world renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to the Marginy Opera House with two programs of modern dance.
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The Moth is back for March, with a monthly StorySLAM at Café Istanbul, featuring stories by… maybe you? If you want to tell a story at The Moth, or know someone who'd be perfect, see all the details below. Throw your name in the hat or just come to listen!