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Exploring the Beauty of New Orleans Courtyards, Artist Patrick Waldemar Channeled a Painful History of Racism

Exploring the Beauty of New Orleans Courtyards, Artist Patrick Waldemar Channeled a Painful History of Racism

PATRICK WALDEMAR, “Hanging Out in the Courtyard,” 2020 (watercolor on paper, 12 x 12 inches). | © Patrick Waldemar, Courtesy the Artist and Stella Jones Gallery   WORKING FOR NEARLY A YEAR on a series of paintings inspired by the stately courtyards of New Orleans, Patrick Waldemar‘s work began to shift. With the onset of...
Dread Scott's Slave Rebellion is Finally Happening With Hundreds of Re-Enactors Marching 26 Miles Headed For New Orleans

Dread Scott’s Slave Rebellion is Finally Happening With Hundreds of Re-Enactors Marching 26 Miles Headed For New Orleans

  FOR SIX YEARS, Dread Scott has been planning a slave rebellion. The artist wants to bring attention to a fight for freedom waged more than two centuries ago by hundreds of African, American, and Haitian-born people in the Mississippi River parishes outside New Orleans. Scott is reimagining the German Coast Uprising of 1811. It...
Leah Chase, Pioneering Creole Chef and Passionate Art Collector, Has Died at 96

Leah Chase, Pioneering Creole Chef and Passionate Art Collector, Has Died at 96

Chef Leah Chase (1923-2019)   THE COLLECTION of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., includes portraits of America’s most iconic figures—legends of culture, politics, and history. When the most prominent among these national treasures dies, the Smithsonian museum recognizes their life and legacy by displaying their portrait in a designated In Memoriam space on...
Culture Talk: New Orleans Gallery Owner Stella Jones on 20 Years in the Art Business

Culture Talk: New Orleans Gallery Owner Stella Jones on 20 Years in the Art Business

Gallery owner Stella Jones with “Haiti Demain,” 1987 (mixed-media collage on canvas) by Lois Mailou Jones. | Photo by Victoria L. Valentine   NEW ORLEANS — FOR TWO DECADES, the Central Business District in New Orleans has been home to Stella Jones Gallery. It’s the namesake of a physician, who turned her passion for collecting...