New Orleans

Artist Ebony G. Patterson will co-curate next edition of New Orleans’s Prospect triennial

Patterson, whose work was featured in the triennial’s third edition in 2014-15, will co-curate the sixth edition with Miranda Lash

As a highway looming over a historic Black community in New Orleans faces renewal, artists evoke its history

The hulking Claiborne Expressway that bisects Tremé, a seat of New Orleans culture, has been a source of inspiration and concern—explicitly and implicitly—for generations of artists

Simone Leigh statue of African deity installed at former site of Confederate monument in New Orleans

Leigh’s sculpture was unveiled at the symbolically charged site in the city centre during the closing weekend of the fifth Prospect New Orleans triennial

Prospect New Orleans to stagger openings and delay gala after Hurricane Ida

The event, launched in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has been impacted by another major climate disaster

Louis Armstrong’s ‘second home’ in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Ida

The Karnofsky Store, a Jewish family’s former tailor shop where the young jazz legend found early encouragement for his musical talent, has been reduced to rubble

You can now buy a piece of a New Orleans Mardi Gras ‘house float’ to support local artists

Elements of the impromptu and extravagant holiday decorations will fund the hiring of builders, artists and musicians, as well as local Covid-19 relief

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With Mardi Gras parades cancelled, New Orleans artists create House Floats

Local artists and designers have used their float decorating skills to turn neighbourhood houses into lavishly festooned marvels

Artist reimagines Louisiana slave uprising with a different outcome

Hundreds to take part in re-enactment of America’s largest slave rebellion, ending with a victorious celebration in New Orleans

Stories of New Orleans's opulent cemeteries collected in unusual book of photographs

The urban graveyards of New Orleans are rich in commemorative monuments and sculpture

Leah Chase, New Orleans chef and collector of African American art, has died aged 96

The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” showed works by artists including Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence in her legendary restaurant Dooky Chase's

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

Highlights from Duke of Orléans collection brought together for 300th birthday of New Orleans

Exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art will include works by Veronese, Reni and Rubens

Lina Iris Viktor unearths a hidden history at the New Orleans Museum of Art

The artist’s first museum solo show looks at forgotten links between the city and Liberia

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ACLU files art censorship lawsuit against the city of New Orleans

A citizen is facing potential jail time over a mural referencing Trump’s 2005 Access Hollywood tape

Discover Basquiat’s art—and his bedtime reading— at Prospect 3

During his lifetime, Jean-Michel Basquiat (right) kept a copy of the book Flash of the Spirit—considered to be one of the seminal works ­on Afro-Atlantic art and thinking—on his bedside table.

Interview with Mark Bradford: “It’s a complex conversation and there’s no closure”

The artist on class and identity in South Central LA, working with children and making art in post-Katrina New Orleans

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What should be done for New Orleans and Venice?

A tale of two cities and rising sea levels