Showcasing Culture - Dining, Wine, Restaurants, Music & More
The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects, valued in excess of $200 million. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, African and Japanese works, continues to grow. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with 50 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
The home and gardens was born of the dreams of Edgar and Edith Stern, pillars of the New Orleans community. It is the combination of the Sterns working with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and architects William and Geoffrey Platt that has created this wonderful oasis of beauty set in charming New Orleans. The Longue Vue House is one of the last great houses to be custom-built in America, taking the Platt brothers three years (1939-1942) to create.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art ishome to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world, and a unique and innovative destination to "See the South."
The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center, financially stable and professionally managed, which is dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of art of our time. It accomplished these by organizing curated exhibitions, performances and programs; enlarging audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters.
The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is a 5 day experience. Anything less sells the Experience short. Don't miss out on the fun!
Experience New Orleans rich cultural heritage through indigenous cuisine paired with fine wines from vineyards around the world.
Experience the offerings of a wealth of culinary and viticultural talents as they come together against a backdrop of New Orleans' art, architecture, music and rare antiques.
A fantastic feast for all the senses. Be there!
Your insider's guide to enjoying the restaurants of New Orleans! Plan your visit or private function with any of New Orleans premiere restaurants who offer their menus, special values, 360º photos, and online reservations for your convenience. Enjoy favorite recipes from our chefs and a gift shop with restaurant cookbooks and New Orleans merchandise.
Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970. While attending the Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square (then known as Beauregard Square), she and Duke Ellington, who also appeared at the event, came upon the Eureka Brass Band leading a crowd of second-line revelers through the Festival grounds. George Wein, producer of the Festival, handed Ms. Jackson a microphone, she sang along with the band and joined the parade
and the spirit of Jazz Fest was born.