The New Orleans Museum of Art expects to reopen on Tuesday after a clean-up necessitated by Hurricane Isaac.
Museum director Susan Taylor tells The Times-Picayune that water seeped into the museum's administrative offices. However, except for the swampy basement, the museum suffered minimal damage from Isaac.
Some rain intruded through the sills of the plate glass windows around the café area and an ornamental plaster truss in the museum's atrium was dampened by a leak.
This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high. We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have
This week we have a selection from Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit that will soon head to the nation's capitol for inclusion in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Then New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel and his wife, Irini, will perform solos and duets from grand operas.
We'll also travel down the bayou to the Regional Arts Council in Houma, plus talk with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about her new memoir. It's a jam-packed week of Inside the Arts!
The late American artist Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist paintings, abstract representations of urban life and industry post WWI. But he was also an accomplished photographer, and spent a lot of time in the Crescent City after WWII.
A lesser known body of works on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art is ringing a high note with local music lovers, and we go Inside the Arts for a look at the exhibit — Ralston Crawford and Jazz.
A summer exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art gives a visual focus to the musical sounds that influence and transcend generations. We go Inside the Arts for a look at The Prelives of the Blues, a solo exhibition by Dario Robleto.
This week on The Reading Life: booksellers Elizabeth Barry Ahlquist of Blue Cypress Books and Maggie McKeown of McKeown's Books and Difficult Music talk about the used book business. Then we're off to City Park for a conversation with New Orleans Museum of Art curator Miranda Lash, editor of the catalog, The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
The bold, edgy sculptures, paintings and drawings of artist Thornton Dial confront a darker side of humanity in the exhibit Hard Truths, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art. WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a look at these works, which span two decades.