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Exhibition features Louisiana art donated to THNOC

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection

WHAT: "A Most Significant Gift: The Laura Simon Nelson Collection," a new exhibition

WHEN: On view Tuesday, May 2-Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Gallery hours: Tuesday‒Saturday, 9:30 a.m.‒4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)

WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art,
400 Chartres Street in the French Quarter

HOW: Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 504.523.4662.

WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art are once again showcasing selections from the extensive collection of Louisiana art donated to THNOC by the galleries' namesake. The largest single donation of visual art ever received by THNOC, Nelson's collection is a diverse assemblage of more than 425 artworks, including 70 pieces of Newcomb pottery. Compiled with guidance from longtime friend, collector and dealer George E. Jordan, the collection showcases the talents of many artists who lived and worked in Louisiana.

This exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nelson collection, including works by artists such as Wayman Adams, Jacques Amans, Knute Heldner, Morris Henry Hobbs, Clarence Millet, Achille Peretti, Paul Poincy, Ellsworth Woodward and William Woodward. Several works of Newcomb pottery will be on display, including vessels decorated by Aurelia Arbo, Henrietta Davidson Bailey, Sadie Irvine, Ada Wilt Lonnegan and Anna Frances Simpson.
"A Most Significant Gift" is on view until Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 400 Chartres St. The display is open to the public free of charge Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information is available at or by calling 504.523.4662.


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Fundada en 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection es un museo, centro de investigación y editor dedicado al estudio y preservación de la historia y la cultura de Nueva Orleans y el Golfo Sur. Para obtener más información, visite o llame al 504.523.4662.