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From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present

From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present looks at the transformation in our view of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Following milestones in the life of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and in history, the exhibition explores the close relationship […]

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Napoleon: Power and Splendor

Napoleon: Power and Splendor offers a fresh perspective on one of history’s most iconic figures by revealing the vast machinery underpinning his and his family’s everyday life. Spanning from Napoleon’s coronation in 1804 to his exile in 1815, the show brings together some 200 sumptuous works of fine and decorative art, many never before exhibited in […]

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The Art of Iron

In the mid-19th century, an architectural photographer employed by the French government began salvaging wrought ironwork from buildings slated for renovation or demolition. His son expanded the collection, which today is among the finest of its kind. A selection of its holdings, from locks and gates to shop signs and church lecterns, may be admired […]

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Jazz en Route to France: 1917-1918

Jazz en Route to France: 1917-1918 examines how the American Expeditionary Forces, African-American military bands, the Red Cross, and YMCA personnel stationed in France helped popularize jazz in Paris during World War I. Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm for the opening reception of the New Orleans Jazz Museum's latest exhibit, Jazz En Route […]

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography (1911–2011)

Having overcome a certain highbrow bias against its commercial origins, fashion photography — at least in its finer forms — is now recognized for its artistic merit. It takes center stage as never before in Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011, which presents some 180 images alongside a selec- tion of costumes, illustra- […]

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A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris (1850-1900)

Commissioned by Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann’s ambitious — and then controversial — renovation of Paris replaced a warren of medieval streets with the stately, monument-studded boulevards and parks so beloved today. Beyond its aesthetic aims, the plan sought to improve traffic circulation and public health and safety. Wide boulevards, moreover, lend themselves well to parades […]

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