New Orleans is known for its distinctive Creole heritage—evident in its food, architecture and people—but it is part of an entire family of Latin Caribbean cities that forged new identities from their colonial histories. On April 15, 2014, The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will present “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere,” a new exhibition and book by renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton exploring these connections. Over the course of 38 years, Sexton traveled across Latin America—from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba and Ecuador back home to New Orleans—capturing the architectural and urban similarities among these culturally rich locales. The exhibition of more than 50 color images will be on view in THNOC’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St, New Orelans, Louisiana. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and admission is free. The accompanying book, “Creole World: Photography of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere” published by THNOC will be available in April 2014.
Happy Fat Tuesday!
By Melissa Hutchins
Rumor has it the main attraction this Mardi Gras is an incredibly elaborate Spider-Man themed float that will “swing” around historic New Orleans. In support of the float, the Amazing Spider-Fans (who are everywhere these days) are out in droves this Fat Tuesday sporting red and blue beads.
Now comes the real question…can someone bring a Spidey-themed King Cake to The Daily Bugle offices?