Programs by Genre - Art, Photography and Architecture

11:15 a.m. to Noon
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
Russell Lord

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
That Was Then: Memories of Cane River

Cane River—also known as Isle Brevelle—is reputedly the oldest American settlement founded by and for people of color. That Was Then, Memories of Cane River is documentation through Joseph Moran’s photographs of the historic settlement.

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans

Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art. With moderator Katie Pfohl, NOMA’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Garden Legacy

Florence Jumonville explores this sumptuously illustrated survey that accords the French-American tradition of landscape design and horticultural study its rightful place in transatlantic cultural history.

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 6
Snippets of New Orleans

"I believe that to immerse oneself in a place means to try and hold all its elements, past and present, grandiose and mundane, in a single plane of vision. This is, of course, impossible. The result is fragments, vignettes. In Jackson Square, for example: a vision of the first French settlers coming up the Mississippi alongside the sight of a garishly painted street performer harassing passers-by. If we cannot hold all facets of a place in our mind at once, I think the next best thing is to honor our fragmented understanding, to see in snippets…May this book communicate the New Orleans I know, and may you weave your own New Orleans truth between the pages." – Emma Fick

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin

In Neon Visions, Brannon Costello offers the first book-length critical evaluation of Howard Chaykin’s work and confronts the blind spots in comics scholarship that consign this seminal artist to the margins.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 5
Arrête pas la musique!: Portraits of South Louisiana Musicians

From the introduction: “This is my story—how I discovered Cajun music and its musicians…time and again I was surprised by the cultural endurance of this relatively small group of people. Both old and young keep their history alive through a simple bond—the culture, the language, and the songs of their ancestors…These images record my journey into a culture that continually captivates me.” – Emile Waagenaar

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