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New Orleans, LA 70112
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Arts & Museums
This muralist turned gallery artist has made a name for himself by painting many colorful representations of the New Orleans street life. Each of Brice's pieces at Bruce Brice Gallery is brightly colored and is perfect for those looking to spice up their collection. Bruce exhibits his work with other African-American artists in New Orleans Center Mall in the Central Business District. Limited editions as well as originals are available for purchase.
Located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Windsor Fine Art offers some excellent pieces of art. If you cherish the works of Rembrandt, Picasso, Dali and Durer, then you must make a visit here. Acrylic sculptures of Michael Wilkinson are also on display. The staff is efficient and friendly and will assist you in every possible way to make your visit a memorable one.
Old has made a comeback in a big way this century. It's the height of sophistication for the home to be furnished with inlaid period furniture. The older it is, the better. Ornate, intricate, hand-crafted, and chiseled are the different kind of designs that appeal to the masses today. There are various stores that make dead ringer copies but nothing can replace the charm of the real McCoy. Imagine caressing the smooth, polished surface of a Beidermeier and realizing that the piece once graced a stately lord's mansion and now, you possess it.
Ethnic tribal jewelry, Louis XVI furniture, textile, and Impressionist masterpieces are few of the things that can be found at this 12,000 square feet gallery. Housing the finest artwork and antique collection, interior decorators and museum curators have long since hidden this lamp as a treasured secret. So take a stroll through the French Quarter and take home a piece of history with you.
While many folks try to keep anything that creeps, crawls, or flies out of their lives, the Audubon Insectarium is working to bring visitors eye to eye with the creepy and crawly. Thousands of mounted specimens and live insects make up the collection of interactive exhibits that are housed in the largest freestanding museum of its kind in the United States. Audubon Insectarium exhibits include Butterflies in Flight which provides visitors with an up-close learning experience in a free-flying Japanese Garden style exhibit, Life Underground which shrinks visitors to the size of our six-legged friends with oversized props and animatronic insects, and the Cooking Show and Cultural Café which gives everyone the chance to experience the joy of cooking with insects!
The Audubon Nature Institute has a zoo, aquarium, insectarium and a theater and organizes educational and enjoyable events for children. All museums are available for hire for personal events. A great place not only for children, but also for adults to learn about nature, the Audubon Nature Institute is fun for the whole family.
A Gallery was established in 1973 by Joshua Mann Pailet as a gallery of photos. While every period and style is represented, the emphasis focuses on New Orleans and Southern history, including contemporary as well as black culture and music. A wide range of artists have displayed their quality photographs here, including Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Elliott Erwitt. There are also books related to photography for sale.
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum is located on the second floor of Arnaud's Restaurant. It is dedicated to his daughter, Germaine Cazenave Wells who was crowned queen of 22 carnival balls for 17 different krewes during a 31-year period (1937-1968). On display are many of her ball gowns, costumes and accessories worn by other family members. The entrance is through the restaurant and admission is free.
This 20,000 square foot studio is the workspace for established glass work artists and master printmakers as well as a place for them to display their work. This gallery is unique to the area by offering classes to anyone wishing to learn the fine art of glassblowing, kiln-fired glass, hand engraved printmaking, paper making, and bookbinding. When you visit the gallery make sure you view some of the skillful demonstrations that take place throughout the day.
Café Baby showcases the colorful and whimsical artwork of Marc Bercier. Bright paintings of Bercier’s signature "Baby" symbol, based on a self-portrait his daughter drew when she was just five years old, and bold playful flowers draw art-lovers into this French Quarter Gallery. Once inside, visitors will find a large collection of Bercier’s paintings and portraits. Visitors will frequently find the artist in the gallery and available for questions. -Bethany Culp
James Michalopoulos expresses the feeling and spirit of New Orleans on canvas with vivid colors and a distinctive style. The Michalopoulos Gallery of New Orleans showcases these original paintings along with giclees, posters, prints and limited edition serigraphs made from the original artwork. Don’t miss the opportunity to stop in this French Quarter gallery to admire original works or to purchase a piece to display in your home. -Bethany Culp
Alexander and Victor are all about fine art. It's therefore not surprising to see a mélange of colors and ideas sitting pretty on their gallery walls. The place features artists from all over the world, including, Fabian Perez, Gantner, Vidan, and Govenzensky. Statues and curios are also on display. Watch out for exhibitions and shows that happen time and again. The art works are retailed to collectors and those interested in owning a Castano creation.