New Orleans

Performance art

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

Book Shorts

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


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

Biennials & festivals

New Orleans triennial Prospect.4 looks to Louisiana history, warts and all

Event coincides with the city's tricentennial next year

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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.

Artist interview

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


What should be done for New Orleans and Venice?

A tale of two cities and rising sea levels