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Play of Volumes: The Sculptural Masterpieces of Fernando Botero BY MIRANDA LASH Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA




he term “baroque” derives from the noun “barroco,” the Portuguese word for a misshapen pearl. Although the baroque may describe anything from the time period ranging from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century, to a style of music and art associated with the Counter-Reformation, the idea centers upon excess and eccentricity. The German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz once described the baroque as a style of endless folds, an art that appealed to the body and the senses. Looking at the elaborate drapery and ecstatic poses found in the Italian sculpture of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), we get an idea of what Leibniz meant. The idea of the baroque becomes even more complex as one approaches the realm of Latin America. In the New World, the “baroque” carries the added dimension of being the style associated with European colonization and miscegenation. The baroque is a hybrid art in Latin America. Its sculpture, painting, and architecture combine traditions from Catholic Europeans (Spanish, Portuguese, and French), American indigenous peoples, African slaves, and Dutch and Japanese traders. Growing up in the small town of Medellín, Colombia, the artist Fernando Botero’s first encounter with the baroque occurred very naturally. Baroque art could be found in all the surrounding churches and public buildings. Though Botero (born in 1932) would later spend most of his life abroad, he retained a profound admiration for the baroque that would be manifested in his own artistic style.

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Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Rape of Europa, 1999 Bronze, 81-1/2 x 71-3/4 x 122 inches Private Collection


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n January 2005, the trustees and staff began work on a new five-year Long Range Plan for the New Orleans Museum of Art. This would be the fifth such Plan and like previous ones would be crucial for future, orderly growth. Under the inspired and dedicated leadership of Janet Frischhertz, the Long Range Planning Committee, consisting of selected trustees and senior staff, began meeting to discuss all aspects of the Museum’s present operation and goals for the future. The process included the use of questionnaires, surveys, interviews, and an invigorating retreat for the entire Board. The report was nearing completion in August, with the last Committee meeting scheduled for August 30, 2005—which of course was cancelled by Katrina. Naturally the Long Range Plan was put on hold while the trustees and staff concentrated on NOMA’s reopening and recovery. The Long Range Planning Committee, still under the leadership of Mrs. Frischhertz, was reestablished in early 2007 and has worked diligently for the past fifteen months to finish the Plan. It was submitted to the full Board of Trustees for approval at its meeting on June 18, 2008. The Long Range Plan, which is an important component of our American Association of Museums reaccreditation application due later this year, runs to nearly sixty pages. It will serve as a comprehensive blueprint for NOMA’s renewed growth and expansion as it celebrates its Centennial in 2010-2011. The entire report will be presented in a future issue of the Arts Quarterly. Here I want to share with you NOMA’s revised Mission Statement and its new Vision and Core Values. The Mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit, and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public. NOMA’s guiding Vision is to advance its position as a premier national visual arts museum vital to the cultural and educational life of our city, state, and region. For the first time, the new Long Range Plan identifies nine Core Values for NOMA: Quality, Community, Integrity, Stewardship, Diversity, Education, Stability, Creativity and Collaboration. Each of these is specifically defined but space limits me to quote just two. First, “we consistently strive for excellence in all that we do. Quality in art is our fundamental objective.” And second, “We celebrate creativity in all cultures and from all periods. We continuously set high standards through openness to new ideas from the community, staff and supporters.” The Long Range Planning Committee deserves our highest praise for it has done an extraordinary job of setting the Museum on a highly professional path toward its future growth and development. E. John Bullard





Play of Volumes: The Sculptural Masterpieces of Fernando Botero Miranda Lash


A Taste for Excellence: A Tribute to Louisiana Collector H. Speed Lamkin John Webster Keefe


Zhang Huan’s Family Tree Miranda Lash


A Tribute to Cole Pratt: His Gallery’s First Fifteen Years, 1993-2008


NOMA’s Native American Collection: A New Installation Paul Tarver


Forty-third Odyssey Ball Will Showcase Hodges Family Fabergé Collection Virginia Panno


Art In Bloom Was a Blooming Success Virginia Panno


Fabergé Egg Hunt Was a Family Event for All Ages


Dine and Dance Under the Starts and Find LOVE in the Garden


Prescott N. Dunbar Receives 2008 Isaac Delgado Memorial Award


NOMA Life Trustee R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. Receives France’s Highest Honor


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The nineteen sculptures featured in the traveling exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, on view this summer at the New Orleans Museum of Art, epitomize Botero’s unique exploration of baroque style. In each work the artist demonstrates his interest in volume carried to excess, voluptuousness carried to its most extreme point. Women, men, and animals seem about to burst from their own robustness. However, their exuberance is tempered and held in check by their perfectly smooth and polished surfaces and composed expressions in their faces. In 1973, when Fernando Botero began to make his first sculptures, he had already made a career as a painter and a master of drawings. Having exhibited his work throughout Europe and the United States, he had attained a position of a well-known, if controversial, artist. Over a decade after his painting Mona Lisa, Age 12 (1959) was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Botero presented his first sculptures in Paris. In 1976 he made his first series of torsos and animal sculptures. In 1983 he began working in a studio in Pietrasanta, a town in Tuscany situated on the Italian coast between Carrara and Viareggio. The location was chosen in part for its proximity to Carrara, a marble quarry used since antiquity. There Botero began creating bronze and marble sculptures with the assistance of

artisans from the skilled foundry, the Fonderia Artistica Mariani. Today his sculptures have been displayed on the Champs-Elysées in Paris and on Park Avenue in New York. Since the early eighties Botero has consistently returned to Pietrasanta each summer to continue working on his sculptures. He creates the initial sketch in gesso or clay, then decides on the final size and color of marble. Most likely inspired by his historic location, often his subjects draw from ancient Greek mythology. In Leda and the Swan (1997), the god Zeus appears as a friendly yet assertive swan, peering into the face of his lover Leda (future mother of Helen of Troy, among others). Zeus reappears again in Botero’s Rape of Europa (1999) as Europa’s comically placid and portly steed. The soon-tobe ravished Europa sits proudly on the back of the bull, seductively in control, an attitude assumed by many of the women in Botero’s sculptures. With Botero’s Rape of Europa also depicted in one of his drawings in this exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to compare between mediums. Men on horseback, mothers, children, and dancers appear in bronze, works on paper, and oil on canvas. Despite his interest in biblical and mythological tales, where Botero truly excels is in his rendition of mundane subjects. Men, women, a cat, a bird, and a hand are

Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Leda and the Swan, 1997 Bronze 11-1/2 x 22-1/2 x 10 inches Private Collection



Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Bird, 1993 Bronze, 13 x 17 x 11 inches Private Collection

transformed into stoic and regal structures. As a way of explaining his work, the artist once proclaimed: “Form is the exaltation of nature. Exaltation of volume. Sensual exaltation.”1 Even his use of marble (facilitated by his studio’s proximity to Carrara), is unconventional. His Man’s Head (2002) is carved from black marble, finely polished. His Still Life (2002) of a guitar, knife, and wine bottle, is a rare instance of this subject appearing in gray marble. The nineteen sculptures on display in this exhibition comprise one example from each edition the artist cast in bronze or carved in marble. This particular selection of sculptures is extraordinary for its diversity of scale: works range from 10 to 102 inches tall. Also, two of the monumental sculptures on view, Hand (1985) and Smoking Woman (1987), have never before traveled through the United States. The latter sculpture, nearly twelve feet long, will be installed on the plaza at the entrance to the Museum. Visitors also will have the opportunity to appreciate NOMA’s own Botero sculpture in bronze, the enigmatic Mother and Child from 1988 featured in NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden. One of


the early inspirations for bringing this momentous exhibition to New Orleans, NOMA’s Mother and Child fittingly complements Botero’s other adventures into the expressive, and at times disturbing, baroque. ■

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008. The exhibition is sponsored in New Orleans by Pan American Life Insurance Group. Additional support is provided by the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation. This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. John Sillevis, curator of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, is the exhibition’s guest curator. His illustrated catalogue includes three scholarly essays and color reproductions of all works in the exhibition checklist and is available in the Museum Shop. Note: 1. J. C. Lambert, Botero, Sculptures, Bogotá, 1998.


A TASTE FOR EXCELLENCE: A Tribute to Louisiana Collector H. Speed Lamkin BY JOHN WEBSTER KEEFE The RosaMary Foundation Curator of the Decorative Arts, NOMA


lthough the infamous political and social histories of Louisiana occasionally obscure it, the fact remains that the state has a long and distinguished tradition of collecting art. That tradition began in the late eighteenth century and has continued to the present day. This exhibition recognizes the contribution of H. Speed Lamkin (born 1928) to that longstanding tradition. It was with good reason that celebrated New York interior designer Billy Baldwin admitted Speed Lamkin to membership in his “Taste Trust,” a select group of people all of whom shared extraordinary taste and discernment. From an early age, Lamkin showed an interest in the fine and decorative arts. During his remarkable life, he has shared the knowledge gained from years of collecting with his peers and frequently with their children. A precocious intellect, Speed Lamkin left his native Monroe, Louisiana, in 1944 at the age of sixteen to attend Harvard University. Although he professed to having no friends north of the Mason-Dixon line at the time, four years later he was a well-known figure in New York, London and Paris society, eventually moving in the circles of the Astors and later Wallis, Duchess of Windsor. In 1950, he published his first novel, Tiger in the Garden, which was an instant success. Lamkin was hailed as an extremely promising American writer and came in contact with the worlds of literature and theatre, making friends with such luminaries as playwright Tennessee Williams, poet Ogden Nash and the fun-loving actress Marian Davies, whom he met during his residency in Hollywood. In 1954, a second novel, The Easter Egg Hunt, was published to laudatory reviews, and Lamkin moved to New York. There he wrote a television program, Midsummer, for “Matinee Theatre” in 1955. That production was followed in 1957 by “The Hostess with the Mostess,” a television episode based upon the life of legendary Washington, D.C., hostess Perle Mesta

starring Shirley Booth and Hedda Hopper and sparked by the appearance of Mrs. Mesta herself. One year later, Lamkin’s three-act play Comes A Day opened on Broadway with a star-studded cast including Dame Judith Anderson, George C. Scott and Brandon de Wilde, among others. During those heady years, a collection of seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English, French and Italian decorative arts had been assembled, with some of the pieces gracing the two apartments decorated for Lamkin by Billy Baldwin. The collection was eclectic although particularly strong in French pieces of the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods. These were combined with assurance, an eye for striking color, dramatic contrasts and panache. Lamkin’s visual recall was finely honed, and he retained vivid impressions of such things as a visit to Coco Chanel’s rue Cambon, Paris, apartment with its glittering mirrored walls and Coromandel screens; he committed to memory the opulent effect of Lady Emerald Cunard’s gilt-bronzeembellished quarters in London’s Dorchester Hotel. While little concerned with correct historical recreations of rooms, Lamkin was intensely interested in elegant, luxurious and visually striking interiors, which were notably comfortable as well. Like many other transplanted native-born Southerners, Speed Lamkin felt the pull of home and moved back to Monroe in the 1960s, eventually inheriting his parents’ large neo-Georgian house built in 1928. Working with New Orleans architect Myrlin McCullar, Lamkin designed a paved entrance courtyard and added stylish pediments to the first floor façade windows. Some of the interior doorways were treated to handsome pedimented Palladian surrounds. Later, the original porte-cochère was enclosed to form Lamkin’s famed “Edwardian Room.” Young New York decorator Mark Hampton was engaged to transform the amply

Figure 1 Jean de Gaigneron (French, 1890-1976) Portrait of Hillyer Speed Lamkin, circa 1945-47 Oil on canvas, 46-1/2 x 38-1/2 inches Collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art Gift of H. Speed Lamkin. 2002.329 This commanding portrait of Speed Lamkin as a youth was executed by French society portraitist Count Jean de Gaigneron in the years Lamkin attended Harvard University, 1944 to 1948. Possessed of natural good looks, a sharp wit and great charm, Lamkin was an outstanding social success. It is interesting to note that de Gaigneron depicted Lamkin against a background suggesting a mirrored wall and a Coromandel screen, a combination by which he had been impressed on a visit to Parisian couturière Coco Chanel’s apartment. After seeing Chanel’s salon, Lamkin repeatedly said that it was the most beautiful room he had ever seen. He is seated in a carved and painted Directoire fauteuil, indicating that, even at a young age, he was fond of the French eighteenth-century neoclassical styles. At the time, de Gaigneron’s portraits were noted for their exacting likenesses of their sitters as well as their psychological insight. In this work, the painter has captured Lamkin’s handsome features while also subtly conveying the fact that he was precocious, sensitive and of gentle birth. Photo by Judy Cooper



proportioned rooms into dramatic settings encompassing not only Lamkin’s collected furniture and objets d’art but also an inherited collection of family portraits, looking glasses and chandeliers. The result was a handsome, striking and timeless series of interiors in the grand manner. The elegance and sophistication of the refurbished Monroe house was widely admired, eventually being published in such magazines as Southern Accents and Architectural Digest. Friends and acquaintances were eager to achieve similar effects, and Speed Lamkin graciously responded with advice and references to suppliers while also assisting with purchases to be made in New York and Europe. At the same time, he generously donated works to Southern museums, among them the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, with which he had family connections, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Lamkin gifts to the latter institution are, of course, featured in this exhibition and included a youthful portrait by Jean de Gaigneron (French, 18701976, fig. 1), Paris porcelains by the celebrated firms of Jacob Petit and Gille Jeune (fig. 2), a handsome late seventeenth-century Flemish crimson tortoiseshell cabinet on a giltwood stand (fig. 3), and two bravura drawings of women by Paul-César Helleu (French, 1859-1927). Because of this generous sharing of discernment and knowledge, Speed Lamkin’s exceptional taste has influenced a broad spectrum of Louisiana collectors and has added a distinct luster to the already distinguished history of collecting in the state. ■

The exhibition is presented in the Frederick M. Stafford Gallery on the Museum’s second floor from Saturday, July 12, 2008, through Sunday, January 10, 2009.

Figure 3 Cabinet-on-Stand, circa 1680-1720 The cabinet probably Flemish; the stand English: Tortoiseshell, ebony, gilt- brass and carved giltwood Height 64-1/2 x width 47-1/2 x depth 17 inches Collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art Gift of H. Speed Lamkin. 1997.284 a-b Tortoiseshell and ebony collector’s cabinets of this type were generally produced in Flanders, in the area of Antwerp. There they were supported on rather simple wooden stands. However, they were greatly admired by affluent English travellers who purchased them, took them to Britain, and commissioned elaborate and modish carved giltwood stands for them. Thus, the cabinets were often several decades earlier than the supporting stands. In this handsome example, the central doors open to reveal a mirrored perspectival loggia with an intricately patterned floor of black and white bone pavers. The flanking and underlying drawers would have held such late seventeenth-century collectibles as seashells, bird skeletons and related plumage, and exotic minerals. Photo by Judy Cooper

Figure 2 Bust of a Chinese Nobleman, circa 1850-60 Hard-paste porcelain: cast, glazed, polychrome-overglazed and parcel-gilt Height 11-1/2 x width 8-1/4 x maximum depth 6-1/2 inches Collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art: Gift of H. Speed Lamkin. 1997.826 Although Gille Jeune was regarded as one of the top Paris porcelain decorators in 1855 and is today again highly respected, his reputation had not yet been resuscitated when Speed Lamkin purchased this chinoiserie bust in the 1960s. Typifying Lamkin’s assured eye and marked interest in style—as opposed to mere fashion—the piece was acquired well before either Paris porcelains in general or the Gille name had been rediscovered. This striking small sculpture graced the center of the mantel in the “Edwardian Room” of the Lamkin house in Monroe. The exquisite highly detailed finishes achieved by Gille Jeune were probably due to his initial training as an engraver and setter of gems. Establishing his porcelain works in 1836 or 1837, Gille quickly made a specialty of figures combining glazed and biscuit elements. He also achieved renown as a manufacturer of porcelain plaques for clock cases, mantelpieces and furniture. The firm exhibited at London’s great “Crystal Palace” international exposition of 1851, where it was awarded a first-class prize for the excellence of its wares. Photo by Judy Cooper



Zhang Huan’s Family Tree BY MIRANDA LASH Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA


groundbreaking work of contemporary photography from China will be on view at NOMA this summer: Family Tree (2000) by the artist Zhang Huan. Born in 1965, in An Yang City, located in the Henan Province, Zhang Huan was a child of China’s Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976) orchestrated by Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. During the Revolution, intellectuals, historical artifacts, and all things deemed “bourgeois,” were attacked with the aim of rekindling revolutionary fervor amongst China’s urban youth.

By the time Zhang Huan finished his master’s degree at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 1993, however, the political climate in China had drastically changed. Liberated from the constraints of government regulation and censorship, artists during the postTiananmen Square era (after 1989) plunged into exploring new techniques and media. As a graduate student, Zhang lived with a group of experimental artists in Beijing’s “East Village” (named in homage to New York). It was there during the early 1990s that he began to create performance art pieces, using his body as his primary medium. His actions, while at times seemingly masochistic (i.e., coating his body in honey and fish oil and sitting on a public latrine for an hour), often appealed to a state of meditation or a collective public action, such as using the bodies of forty-six laborers, literally To Raise the Water Level in a Fishpond. His work from 2000, Family Tree, a series of nine color photographs documenting a performance, addresses the tension between tradition, destiny, and the idea of modern individualism rapidly spreading through China. Below is a quote from the artist about Family Tree: More culture is slowly smothering us and turning our faces black. It is impossible to take away your inborn blood and personality. From a shadow in the morning, then suddenly into the dark night, the first cry of life to a white-haired man, standing lonely in front of window, a last peek of the world and a remembrance of an illusory life. In my serial self-portrait I found a world which Rembrandt forgot. I am trying to extend his moment. I invited 3 calligraphers to write texts on my face from early morning until night. I told them what they should write and to always keep a serious attitude when writing the texts even when my face turns to dark. My face followed the daylight till it slowly darkened. I cannot tell who I am. My identity has disappeared. This work speaks about a family story, a spirit of family. In the middle of my forehead, the text means “Move the Mountain by Fool (Yu Kong Yi Shan).” This traditional Chinese story is known by all common people, it is about determination and challenge…Other texts are about human fate, like a kind of divination. Your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cheekbone, and moles indicate your future, wealth, sex, disease, etc. I always feel that some mysterious fate surrounds human life which you can do nothing about, you can do nothing to control it, it just happened. Zhang Huan currently lives and works in Shanghai and New York City. His quotes can be read on his website: Family Tree will be on view at NOMA through summer 2008, thanks to a generous loan by Howard and Joy Osofsky. ■

Zhang Huan (Chinese, born 1965) Family Tree, 2000 9 color photographs, 90 x 70 inches Collection of Howard and Joy Osofsky



A Tribute to Cole Pratt: His Gallery’s First Fifteen Years, 1993-2008


obert Coleman “Cole” Pratt, Jr. (1955-2008), a loyal friend and longtime supporter of the New Orleans Museum of Art, passed away unexpectedly on April 19. A native of Mississippi, Cole was well known for the Magazine Street gallery he opened in Uptown New Orleans fifteen years ago. Cole’s manner and professionalism endeared him to his many clients, artists and friends. He was a true servant of the arts with a business sense as sharp as his wit. As the charming face of the gallery, Cole did more than sell fine art; he imparted constant encouragement and guidance to his artists and shared with his clients his many secrets to fine art collecting. His comfortable and honest attitude fostered an open dialogue about art, whether his audience was a beginning collector or a world-renowned patron of the arts. In 1994 Cole brought in Erika Olinger to serve as his gallery director; the two immediately became fast friends as well as successful business partners. The Cole Pratt Gallery began featuring the works of many artists with ties to New Orleans and the South. While continuing their original focus of representing Southern artists, Cole and Erika continued to branch out to nationally and even internationally known painters, sculptors and photographers, establishing the gallery’s place in the contemporary art realm. Perhaps one of the most successful aspects of the gallery is that it represents a vast and varied selection of styles, mediums and subjects. From classic plein air landscapes done by Phil Sandusky to abstract illusionism by Richard Johnson, Cole Pratt Gallery caters to diverse tastes. Moreover, Cole and Erika have been known to challenge their clients to try unexpected pieces and to step out of their own bounds. As a result their clients continue to discover an unanticipated passion for new kinds of art. Cole clearly wished the gallery to continue after his death and made suitable arrangements for Erika to carry on the gallery’s legacy. The business will continue as Cole Pratt Gallery, and its 2008 exhibition schedule continues uninterrupted. Its mission, the representation of outstanding Southern artists, remains in place. The New Orleans Museum of Art will present a memorial exhibition of artists Cole Pratt fostered. Entitled A Tribute to Cole Pratt: His Gallery’s First Fifteen Years, 1993-2008, the show will feature works by the gallery’s artists, past and present. The twenty-nine artists are Leslie Addison, Wayne Amedee, Randy Aspordites, Lea Barton, James Beaman, Robert Berguson, Barbara Brainard, Andrew Bucci, Marie Bukowski, Denyce Celentano, Aaron Collier, Christine Cozic, Judy Cooper, Susan Downing-White, Carolyn Evans, Miriam Hirsch, Richard Johnson, Robert Lansden, Gary Martin, Dale Newkirk, Katie Rafferty, Sylvaine Sancton, Phil Sandusky, Karen Stastny, Paul Tarver, Glennray Tutor, Hasmig Vartanian, Evert Witte, and Carlos Zervigon. A number of these artists are represented in NOMA’s permanent collection, and these works are included in the exhibition, while the remaining works have been lent by the artists and several private collectors. ■

A Tribute to Cole Pratt: His Gallery’s First Fifteen Years, 1993-2008 is on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008.


Cole Pratt (right) and Roy Malone at the 2007 Odyssey Ball Photo by Judy Cooper

Aaron Collier (American, born 1979) Abundance, 2007 Oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches Courtesy of Ms. Blanche McCloskey


NOMA’s Native American Collection: A New Installation BY PAUL TARVER Registrar/Curator of Native American Art, NOMA


efore 1991 the New Orleans Museum of Art owned only twenty-one objects representing the indigenous cultures of North America. While small in number, the collection included some exceptional objects, among them a Hopi Katchina doll and an Inuit mask, both bequests of Victor Kiam. Several fine Northwest Coast objects also were in the collection: a dance Headdress and Apron given by an anonymous local collector and a Dancing Blanket donated by Mrs. Nellie W. Notle in 1952, the first Native American object to be given to the Museum. In 1993, NOMA opened its expanded and renovated facility. A new permanent gallery on the third floor was designed to feature NOMA’s Native American collection. Since the opening of the new gallery, the Museum has received more than 250 gifts from thirty-one collectors around the United States. These include Southwestern ceramics, baskets and sculptures from Emerson Woelfer, a first generation abstract expressionist painter from Los Angeles. Additionally, the celebrated local painter and sculptor Ida Kohlmeyer donated her collection of beaded objects from the Northeast and the Plains. In 1997, New Orleans collectors Dr. Thomas and Mercedes Whitecloud became major donors to the Museum when they gifted a spectacular collection of baskets made by the Chitimacha peoples of Louisiana. After the sudden death of Dr. Whitecloud in 2003, Mercedes Whitecloud announced that she and Thom had planned to donate a major portion of their world-class collection of Native American art to NOMA.

The Whitecloud collection is significant in several aspects. In particular, there are very few private collections of Indian art assembled by Native Americans. Dr. Whitecloud was Chippewa, his ancestry hails from Lac du Flambeau in Michigan. His father was the first Native American to graduate from Tulane University Medical School. After Dr. Whiteclouds death, NOMA worked for two years to inventory the more than five hundred objects in the collection and to publish a catalogue to accompany an exhibition scheduled to open in November 2005. Delayed by Hurricane Katrina, the exhibition, Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art, opened at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in August 2007 and at NOMA in November 2007. After the close of Blue Winds Dancing, the Museum has focused its attention on the Native American galleries on the third floor. For the first time the NOMA collection consists of a rich variety of objects made by the Native cultures of America from pre-historic times to the present, with works representing native cultures from Canada and every region of the United States. The current installation will be on view through October 2008 and includes more than eighty works of art. Among the works on display are southeastern baskets, beadwork and textiles, as well as beaded and quilled objects from the Plains, Prairie and the Great Lakes. Also exhibited are ivory, wood and stone sculptures made by native artists from Canada, the Northwest Coast and the Great Lakes. ■

NOMA’s new Native American art installation Photo by Judy Cooper



Forty-third Odyssey Ball Will Showcase Hodges Family Fabergé Collection BY VIRGINIA PANNO NVC Reporter


he Forty-third Odyssey Ball will be held Saturday, November 8, 2008, at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Chairs Claude and Mimi Schlesinger have an elegant evening planned showcasing the NOMA exhibition Objects of Desire: Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection. Odyssey Entertainment Chairs Judy David, Sheila Collins and Betty Kern are pleased to announce that Oak Alley will headline the evening, and that is just the beginning. Cammie Mayer, Elizabeth Ryan and Ellen Miclette are securing fabulous auction items to tempt bidders. Renowned artists Wayne Amedee, Andy Brott, and Terrance Osborne, as well as Southern Jewelers, are among the generous contributors. The owners of a magnificent Parisian apartment in the elite 17th arrondissement, have offered a one-week stay. Put on your sunscreen and prepare to jet set as there is an island getaway vacation in Mallorca, Spain, replete with pool and tennis court. Honorary Chairs, Dan and Sherri Hodges of Lafayette, Louisiana, have amassed an extraordinary collection of Fabergé, and have generously agreed to make these exquisite pieces available for public viewing. In many instances, this will be the first time that these unique items, some of which are formerly imperial and royal property, will be available to the general public. You will not want to miss being among the first New Orleanians to get a glimpse of these incredible works of art. Patron Chairs Julie George, Bill Aaron and Charles Mayer will be creating a fabulous preview to the ball, and Penny and Jeff Whitehead and Lori Frischhertz will be guiding the culinary direction culminating in a most extraordinary feast for Odyssey guests. Jennifer Rowland

and Lisa Kirschman, decorations chairmen, will provide a feast for the eyes, and as the exhibition suggests, the details will be beyond gorgeous, befitting Romanov royalty. The entire ball committee is creating a masterpiece, and we will have Sandra Blount, Bernice Daigle, Ann Duffy, Anne Gauthier, Francine Godchaux, Sharon Jacobs, Kay McArdle, Jean Taylor, Mary Stein, Diane Walmsley and a host of others to thank for what we know will be an unsurpassed Odyssey evening. Circle the date—November 8. Beluga and champagne, Dahling? ■

Odyssey 2008 will showcase the Hodges family collection of Fabergé. Photo by Judy Cooper

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Art In Bloom 2008 Was a Blooming Success BY VIRGINIA PANNO NVC Reporter


he Twentieth Annual Art In Bloom garnered rave reviews with ticket sales topping 1,300 at the Merci Bien: A Bouquet of Thanks patron and preview party on Wednesday, April 2. The exhibition Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Beyond Katrina made for a fun and fascinating backdrop to admire the floral handiwork. More than eighty silent auction items heightened the excitement, topped by the thrill of live bidding led by Ruthie Winston of New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. An original mixed-media, Mignon’s Flowers, was created exclusively for Art In Bloom by the generous George Rodrigue and appeared on the front cover of the Art In Bloom invitation. Walda and Sydney Besthoff were the delighted high bidders. Patron and Preview Party Chairs Caroline Calhoun and Elinor Petagna created a memorable opening event. The lectures on Thursday, April 3, saw a change in format. Both speakers, Dorothy McDaniel and Ian Prosser, captivated their sellout audiences in the morning, leaving the afternoon free for an elegant threecourse luncheon by Palette Catering at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, accompanied by a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show. Modeled at the preview party and on display at the luncheon were the beautiful jewelry pieces of guest designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig. Art In Bloom received 100 percent of the profits from her jewelry sales at the event and at Saks during the week. Luncheon Chairs Susan Wormser and Caroline Fitzpatrick and their committee climaxed the delicious meal with a beautiful birthday cake for Art In Bloom Co-Chair Anne Redd. A rousing “Happy Birthday” serenaded Anne, led by her Art In Bloom Co-Chair Dana Hansel. Merci Bien to these two hard-working ladies, Dana and Anne, and the dedicated Art In Bloom committees responsible for the myriad of jobs and details that comprise the five-day event. This annual joint venture of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Garden Study Club was a resounding success ■

MAJOR UNDERWRITERS Jones Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Hansel Mr. and Mrs. George Rodrigue Saks Fifth Avenue SPONSORS Agility Project Logists AT&T Energy Partners, Ldt. HCA Delta Division IberiaBank Luzianne Regions Morgan Keegan Private Banking Superior Emergy Services, Inc. YOUNG ARTISTS’ UNDERWRITER Lupin Foundation PEONIES Dr. and Mrs. Walter D. Cockerham First Bank and Trust FirstNBC Bank Harrah’s New Orleans Jones Walker Debra and Robert Patrick Suzanne and Gregory Rusovich Vulcan Materials PATRONS* ORCHID Mrs. Killian L. Huger, Jr. MAGNOLIA Mrs. John Guthrie Mr. and Mrs. Grover Mouton

Left: Jacques Rodrigue, Walda Besthoff

Right: NOMA Director E. John Bullard, Wendy and George Rodrigue

Left: Stephen Hansel, Art In Bloom Co-chairs Dana Hansel and Anne Redd, Edmund Redd

Right: Mimi Schlesinger. Dr. E. Ralph Lupin, Cammie Mayer




Libby Hoefer Celeste Judell David A. Kerstein Elise Kuhn Dione Makosky Gillian Marks Mr. and Mrs. R. King Milling Eileen Murray Tiffany Oestreicher David Quinn Ann Rabin Michelle Romano Staci Rosenberg Henry Sarpy Sabrina Strander Janet Tallerine Jessica White

AZALEA Kim Alvarez Barbara L. Arras Lee Ali Constance Baechler Muffin Balart Deborah Brooks John Calhoun Anne Chaffe Eichin Majorie Colomb Brandt Dufrene Kimberlee Elms Mr. and Mrs. James Fenner Bill Folsom Allison and George Freemen Ana. E. Gershanik John Hess

Note: Patrons received after program printing deadline.

Left: Sydney Besthoff, Renne Masinter, James Gundlach, Paul Masinter

Right: NOMA Director E. John Bullard, Carolyn Elder, Joan Hornig, Bill Oliver

Left: Kay McArdle, Kristen Jochem, Sally Cockerham

Right: Liz Sloss, David Darragh, NVC Chair Brenda Moffitt

Fabergé Egg Hunt Was a Family Event for All Ages

Photo at right: Brennan and Holden Jeffrey with sponsor Elmer’s Candy Easter Bunny



unny skies greeted the Fabergé Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 9, to the delight of the more than eight hundred children and adults in attendance. Event Chairs Rebecca Mercer and Robyn Nowak and their committee bedecked the Walda and Sydney Besthoff Sculpture Garden in the colors of spring, with pastel tables and festive Easter baskets decorating the landscape. There was candy everywhere. More than 8,300 eggs awaited jubilant young hands to find them. Popcorn and cotton candy, iced sugar cookies, lemonade and finger sandwiches made up the refreshment roster. Spacewalks, arts and crafts and face painting heightened the fun. Live bunnies were on hand to pet while Papillon provided just the right musical notes. An eight-foot tall Elmer’s Candy Easter Bunny presided over the afternoon festivities, waving to the smiling faces of the young and the young at heart. ■


Dine and Dance Under the Stars and Find LOVE in the Garden


n Friday, September 26, LOVE in the Garden returns. If last year’s rousing success is any indication, you’d better buy your tickets early. LOVE Co-chairs Kimberly Zibilich and Joni Diaz have assembled fifty-three energized committee members to plan another spectacular night of dining and dancing under the stars in the gorgeous Walda and Sydney Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Major sponsors already include East Jefferson General Hospital (Gold Sponsor), Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Silver Sponsor), Land Rover of New Orleans, Prudential Gardner, Perez APC, Françoise B. Richardson, Steven and Claire Stull, and Shapiro and Metz LLP. Rachel Van Voorhies Music will provide the patron party melodies until The Boogie Men take center stage at the main event. Antoine’s heads the list of restaurants providing the scrumptious fare. Ten local artists will be honored during the evening in an impressive outdoor video presentation. They are Wayne Amedee, Nicole Charbonnet, Jeffrey Cook, Elaine Gleason, Joann Greenberg, Beth Lambert, Auseklis Ozols, Garland Robinette, Richard Thomas, Martin Welch. LOVE Chairs Kimberly and Joni and NVC Chair Brenda Moffitt were key players in last year’s recordbreaking party. Don’t miss the latest effort by these dynamic ladies. ■


THE PORTICO RENOVATION FUND Yes, I want to help support the NOMA Volunteer Committee’s Pledge to the NVC Portico Renovation Fund. Funds collected defray expenses associated with a new entry ramp, refurbished decking, urns and torchieres flanking NOMA’s main entrance at Lelong Avenue, and for providing attractive trash receptacles. NAME ____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP __________________________________________________

Enclosed is my donation in the amount of: ❑ $10 ❑ $15 ❑ $25 ❑ $50 ❑ $100*

Other ______

Please make checks payable to the NOMA Volunteer Committee. Mail to: New Orleans Museum of Art, NVC, PO Box 19123, New Orleans LA 70179-0123 We will be happy to accept credit card payments for contributions of $50 or higher. Please call the NVC Office, 504-658-4121, to donate by credit card.

Thank you! *All contributions in the amount of $100 or more will be acknowledged in Arts Quarterly.



Prescott N. Dunbar Receives 2008 Isaac Delgado Memorial Award BY JIM MULVIHILL Director of Communications and Marketing, NOMA

NOMA Life Trustee R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. Receives France’s Highest Honor


rescott N. Dunbar, the man who literally wrote the book on the New Orleans Museum of Art, was honored with the 2008 Isaac Delgado Memorial Award at the April 11 Fellows Dinner. Chaired masterly by Adrea Heebe, the Fellows Dinner was such a success even a Mid-City power outage couldn’t stop the fun. Following cocktails in the McDermott Lobby, the two hundred friends of NOMA in attendance gathered around to hear Director E. John Bullard announce the Delgado Award winner. The result was a crowd-pleaser, judging by the spirited ovation that greeted the first mention of Dunbar’s name. Dunbar wrote one of the most comprehensive histories of any American museum when he published The New Orleans Museum of Art in 1990. The 386-page tome details the institution’s evolution from founder Isaac Delgado’s $150,000 gift in 1910 into the nationally recognized gem that it is today. Dunbar was first elected to NOMA’s board of trustees in 1974 and was elected repeatedly, becoming an honorary life trustee in 2002. He has taken a particular interest in the growth of NOMA’s permanent collection, serving as chair of the board’s accessions committee. Over the years he and his wife, Sarah, both passionate collectors, have donated a variety of artworks to NOMA, from American Colonial portraiture to French Art Nouveau glass. “Over thirty-five years Prescott Dunbar has made tremendous contributions to the growth of the New Orleans Museum of Art,” said Bullard. “Most particularly, his history of the first seventy-five years of the Museum is something that has given our Museum added prestige, as well as a sense of its own history, which is so important to our trustees and staff.” As Bullard noted in his presentation of the award, the book was immediately well-received not only by friends of the Museum, but by critics, one of whom noted that, “Every urban museum would be well served by the thoughtful research and literary gifts of a Prescott Dunbar.”

Dunbar was presented with a silver platter inscribed, “For extraordinary dedication, generosity and service to the New Orleans Museum of Art.” Following the award presentation, a seated dinner took place in the first-floor galleries, resplendent with the dynamic floral arrangements of Perfect Presentation. Guests dined on impressive cuisine by Palate New Orleans, while the Joe Simon Jazz Trio enhanced the high-class tone. When the lights went out during dessert, the galleries glowed with romance thanks to hundreds of votives spread throughout the first floor. One could be excused for thinking the mood lighting was intentional, as the band played on and couples danced under the eerie glow of moonlight cast through the skylight of NOMA’s Great Hall. ■

NOMA Director E. John Bullard presents the 2008 Isaac Delgado Memorial Award to Prescott N. Dunbar. Photo by Judy Cooper


n February 22, 2008, at the residence of the Consul General of France in New Orleans, NOMA Life Trustee R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. was made a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. The new French Ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont, was in New Orleans specially for the ceremony representing the president of the French Republic. Richmond received the honor is recognition of his services to France during World War II, when serving in the U.S. Army. Besides his extensive collection of Chinese ceramics, given to NOMA in 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Richmond have a fine collection of French paintings and graphics. ■

Left to right: Olivier Brochenin, Consul General of France in New Orleans; R. Randolph Richmond, Jr.; and Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the United States



NOMA Circles Travel to Los Angeles


ip cocktails with Leonard Nimoy and visit his home and art collection. Dine on the Terrace of the Bel-Air Hotel and discuss your favorite objects of art at the Getty Center and the new Eli Broad Wing at the Los Angeles County Museum. Enjoy the exotic food selections at Mr. Chow’s while sharing the restaurant with Jay Leno. All of these fascinating experiences were enjoyed by NOMA’s Circle members on their recent trip to Los Angeles. Unique experiences, access to private collections and intimate groups guided by NOMA Director E. John Bullard are what make the Circles’ trips unparalleled. The group also enjoyed cocktails with Billie Milam Weisman at the Mediterranean villa and gardens, which house the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, and toured the Foundation’s twentieth-century paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Kandinsky, Magritte, Giacometti, de Kooning and many more. In addition, the Circles traveled to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to view the remarkable collection

of masterpieces by Botticelli, Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, and Van Gogh. They then went to the Huntington Library Art Gallery and Gardens in San Marino and explored the new Chinese Scholar’s Garden splendid art collection, including Blue Boy and Pinkee, and extensive library founded by Henry E. Huntington. One of the many benefits of joining NOMA’s Circles is the exclusive travel opportunities only available to its members. While many art lovers can journey anywhere and visit famous museums and private art collections, few can experience the exclusive privileges and access available on all of the Circles’ trips. While NOMA is planning future trips to the Hudson River Valley and Chicago, we also are spontaneous and are ready to seize any new travel opportunity for our members. If you would like to join this exclusive group of travelers or for further information on the Circles, please call the NOMA’s membership office at 504-658-4130 or 504-658-4107. ■

NOMA Circles members visiting the home of Leonard Nimoy, actor, photographer, and collector of contemporary art. Mr. Nimoy and his wife, Susan, are seen at the left in the front row, while NOMA National Trustee Billie Milam Weisman is at the right, front row.



Join the Circles and Upgrade Your Support of NOMA


he Board of Trustees of the New Orleans Museum of Art cordially invites you to upgrade your support and become a member of the Patron’s Circle, Director’s Circle or President’s Circle. These categories, our most prestigious levels of annual giving, are comprised of individuals who contribute $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 each year in unrestricted funds. NOMA is pleased to extend unique privileges including Fellows and Collector’s Society memberships to those who demonstrate their commitment at these levels. We are most grateful for your generous and continuing support.

President’s Circle


Director’s Circle


• Invitations to attend behind-the-scenes events with Museum curators • Advance announcements for special travel programs • Annual listing on Donor Wall as a member of the Circle group • Special recognition in Arts Quarterly • Two complimentary publications selected by the Museum • An opportunity to use an elegant private gallery with the rental fee waived • Complimentary use of Woldenberg Board Room during Museum hours

_________________________________________ Patron’s Circle


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP PRIVELEGES, PLUS: • Free admission to the Museum and Sculpture Garden plus free admission for additional guests when accompanied by the donor

These circles recognize cumulative giving in a calendar year, restricted to gifts of Annual Appeal and membership dues. Contributions to capital projects and special events do not apply. _________________________________________ For further information on NOMA’s Circles, please call 504-658-4107. ■

• Reciprocal membership in major art museums across the U.S. and Canada • Complimentary membership in The Fellows and Collector’s Society • All Members Previews of special exhibitions; with prior arrangement, Circle members may bring additional guests • An opportunity to have a private tour with the Director or Curator of a collection or special exhibition of your choice, with complimentary beverages in the Woldenberg Board Room, for a party of up to six individuals, at a mutually agreed upon time • An invitation to attend a private dinner with the Board President, Museum Director and a private collector in a major city • A special dinner in a private collector’s home • For private parties, elegant private galleries are available for rental



Circles and Fellows of the New Orleans Museum of Art


he two most prestigious levels of annual giving in the support of the New Orleans Museum of Art are the Circles and the Fellows. We invite you to consider upgrading your support of NOMA and join the following Circles and Fellows of the New Orleans Museum of Art. For information, please call 504-658-4107. ■

CIRCLES PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Mrs. Jack R. Aron Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bertuzzi Mr. and Mrs. Sydney J. Besthoff III The Booth-Bricker Fund Mr. and Mrs. Ralph O. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan III Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Prescott N. Dunbar Mr. and Mrs. David F. Edwards Mr. and Mrs. S. Stewart Farnet Dr. and Mrs. Ludovico S. Feoli Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Hansel Ms. Adrea D. Heebe and Mr. Dominick A. Russo, Jr. Helis Foundation Mr. Jerry Heymann Heymann-Wolf Foundation Mrs. Killian L. Huger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Kerstein Mr. Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Mrs. Paula L. Maher Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Mayer Mrs. Robert Nims Mr. and Mrs. Gray S. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Reily, Jr. Mrs. Françoise B. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. George Rodrigue Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shelton Mrs. Patrick F. Taylor Mrs. John N. Weinstock Zemurray Foundation

PATRON’S CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. William D. Aaron, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne F. Amedee Mr. Clark W. Boyce, Jr. Mr. E. John Bullard Mr. and Mrs. William K. Christovich Dr. and Mrs. Isidore Cohn, Jr. Ms. Barbara D. Currier Mr. Leonard A. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Freeman, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James J. Frischhertz Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. George Mrs. John D. Guthrie Dr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Kaufman Mr. Henry M. Lambert and Mr. R. Cary Bond Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Lemann Dr. Edward D. Levy, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Lewis Dr. and Mrs. E. Ralph Lupin Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Mathes Ms. Kay McArdle Mr. and Mrs. James McClennen Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Merlin Mr. and Mrs. R. King Milling Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Moffitt Ms. Karyn E. Murphy Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. O’Krepki Dr. Howard and Dr. Joy D. Osofsky Mr. and Mrs. James J. Reiss, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. Renwick Mr. and Mrs. R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Brian A. Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shearer Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Lynes Sloss Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Soltis Mrs. Harold H. Stream, Jr. Ms. Jude Swenson Mr. and Mrs. James L. Taylor Mrs. Henry H. Weldon Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Wilson, Jr.

FELLOWS DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. F. Macnaughton Ball, Jr. Ms. Tina Freeman and Mr. Philip Woollam Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Garvey Mrs. Harry Greenberg Mrs. Charles W. Ireland Mr. and Mrs. Erik F. Johnsen Ms. Allison Kendrick Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Monrose, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Patrick Dr. and Mrs. James F. Pierce Mrs. Margaret B. Soniat and Mr. Joel J. Soniat Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Stahel Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Strub Mr. and Mrs. St. Denis J. Villere Mrs. Nan S. Wier


Mrs. Adele L. Adatto Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Adatto Mrs. Jack R. Anderson Mrs. Jimi Anderson Mrs. H. W. Bailey Mrs. Howard T. Barnett Ms. Roberta P. Bartee Mr. and Mrs. Beauregard L. Bassich Mr. Robert M. Becnel and Ms. Diane K. Zink Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Benjamin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Mente Benjamin Mr. and Mrs. Dorian M. Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Berenson Mrs. Marian Mayer Berkett Ms. Virginia Besthoff and Ms. Nancy Aronson Dr. Siddharth K. Bhansali


Mr. Harry J. Blumenthal, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Boh Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Bollinger Mrs. Jane Bories and Mr. Sam Corenswet Ms. Jean M. Bragg Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Brenner Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Bright, Jr. Mrs. B. Temple Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Perry S. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bruno Ms. Debra Bryant and Mr. Fred Riddlemeyer Ms. Pamela R. Burck Mr. Harold H. Burns Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Canizaro Dr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Chase III Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chaucer, Jr. Dr. Victor P. Chisesi Mr. John A. Chrestia Mr. Stephen W. Clayton Mr. and Mrs. John Clemmer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Coleman Ms. Shirley Colomb and Don Clausing Mr. Barry J. Cooper and Mr. Stuart H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Corey Ms. Jeanette Cornnam Mr. and Mrs. Rufus P. Cressend Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Currence, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Davis III John W. Deming and Bertie Murphy Deming Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Con G. Demmas Mr. and Mrs. George Denegre, Jr. Drs. Raja W. and Nina Dhurandhar Mrs. Albert S. Dittmann, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clancy DuBos Dr. Clayton B. Edisen Dr. and Mrs. John O. Edmunds, Jr. Mrs. Eleanor T. Farnsworth Dr. and Mrs. K. Barton Farris Mr. and Mrs. C. Allen Favrot Mr. and Mrs. D. Blair Favrot Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Favrot, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Favrot Mr. and Mrs. Edward Feinman Mr. and Mrs. Darwin C. Fenner Mrs. Irving Ferman Ms. Natalie Fielding Mrs. Julia Fishelson Ms. Anne A. Fitzhugh Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Freeman Mrs. Gore Friedrichs Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Frierson Mrs. Anne Gauthier Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Genre Mrs. Dennis A. Georges Dr. Kurt Gitter and Mrs. Alice Rae Yelen Mrs. Luba B. Glade Mrs. Louis A. Glazer Mrs. Harold S. Grehan, Jr. Ms. Susan Talley and Mr. James C. Gulotta, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Gundlach Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Hardin


Mrs. Robert B. Haspel Mrs. H. Lloyd Hawkins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Heller Mr. and Mrs. Theo M. Heller Mrs. S. Herbert Hirsch Mrs. William H. Hodges Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hope III Mr. Harry T. Howard III Mr. and Mrs. Harley B. Howcott, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Huguley III Mr. and Mrs. Alex T. Hunt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Judell Mrs. Arthur L. Jung, Jr. Mrs. Gloria S. Kabacoff Mrs. Irene Klinger Mrs. E. James Kock, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Labauve Mr. and Mrs. John P. Laborde Dr. and Mrs. W. Wayne Lake, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lane III Mrs. James M. Lapeyre, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lapeyre, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lawrence Rita Benson LeBlanc Mr. Victor C. Leglise, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Levy Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Logan Mr. Edward B. Ludwig, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. George D. Lyons Dr. Cris Mandry Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Manshel Mr. and Mrs. Adam B. Marcus Mrs. Shirley R. Masinter Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mason Ms. Elizabeth R. McCall Mr. and Mrs. John McCollam Mr. and Mrs. William McCollam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald D. McInvale Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mestayer Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mintz Mrs. Bernard D. Mintz Mrs. Ellis Mintz Mr. and Mrs. Saul A. Mintz Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Mitchell Mrs. Louise Moffett Ms. Stephany S. Monteleone Mrs. George R. Montgomery Dr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Morgan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morton Mrs. Andree Moss Dr. and Mrs. Bert Myers Mrs. Isidore Newman II Mrs. Ulisse Nolan Mr. and Mrs. John B. Noland Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Norman, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John L. Ochsner Mr. Roger H. Ogden Dr. Sanford L. Pailet Ms. Karyl Pierce Paxton Mr. and Mrs. Norvin L. Pellerin Mrs. Ben J. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Mr. and Mrs. R. Hunter Pierson, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick H. Piner, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. O. Miles Pollard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Pulitzer Ms. Sally E. Richards Mr. Robert R. Richmond III Mr. and Mrs. Leon H. Rittenberg Mr. and Mrs. John K. Roberts, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Roddy Mr. Andre Rodrigue Mr. Jacques Rodrigue Mr. Arthur Roger Mrs. Carol H. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Rosenblum, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Louie J. Roussel III Mr. and Mrs. Hallam L. Ruark Mrs. Basil J. Rusovich, Jr. Ms. Nadine C. Russell Miss Courtney-Anne Sarpy Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schornstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Selber, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shane, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Simmons Dr. and Mrs. Julian H. Sims Mrs. Evald L. Skau Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Slater Mrs. James Carlos Smith Mrs. Joe D. Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Snyder Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford Ms. Mary Holmes Stephens Mrs. Mary E. Stern Dr. and Mrs. Sterne Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Stokes Dr. Nia K. Terezakis Ms. Catherine Burns Tremaine Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Van der Linden Mr. and Mrs. George G. Villere Mr. and Mrs. R. Preston Wailes Dr. and Mrs. Cedric Walker Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Ward, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Wedemeyer Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph F. Weichert III Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Weilbaecher Ambassador and Mrs. John G. Weinmann Mrs. Donald L. White Mr. Robert J. A. Williams and Mrs. Norris Williams Mrs. Warren Wirth Mrs. James A. Wysocki Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Young, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Young Ms. Helen H. Wisdom and Dr. Jack S. Zoller


Taylor Scholars Honored


he Taylor Scholars Awards Program and press conference was held on May 13, 2008, at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. NOMA President Sydney J. Besthoff, III and Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Foreman welcomed Taylor Scholars and guests to the occasion.

NOMA President Sydney J. Besthoff III (left), Phyllis M. Taylor (second from right), Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Foreman (back row) with Taylor Scholars

The Taylor Scholars Awards Program recognizes outstanding students in grades seven through twelve from schools throughout Louisiana. In order to participate in this program, students must attain at least a 2.5 GPA at the end of the school year. With a GPA of 2.5 to 2.9, students receive memberships to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the New Orleans Museum of Art for one year. With a GPA of 3.0 or higher, students receive the above memberships, as well as a membership to the Audubon Zoo for one year. These privileges also extend to one parent or guardian. Phyllis M. Taylor, chairman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, gave a moving speech regarding the students’ future endeavors, as well as their aspirations. She then was presented with a gift from the students. The Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars program was created in 1996 through a gift from Patrick F. Taylor to establish (in perpetuity) a reward for Louisiana’s hardworking students. The Taylor/NOMA Scholars program was created in 1997, through an endowment from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, for a similar purpose. This year, approximately 135,000 students will receive these awards. On Sunday, June 1, 2008, the official “Taylor Awards” day will be held at Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. On that day, students who have received the above awards can bring their parents or guardians plus two guests with them (for free) to the above facilities to which they have received memberships. ■

Photo by Judy Cooper



he future of the New Orleans Museum of Art depends to a large

degree on the foresight and generosity of today’s visionaries— our members—who are willing to consider new ways to make gifts. Here are a few suggested methods of making a difference for NOMA:

GIFT OF CASH OR MARKETABLE SECURITIES Gifts may be restricted to a designated program or applied to NOMA’s general operating fund.

GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE Name NOMA as policy owner and beneficiary and receive immediate tax deductions on your premium.

GIFT OF PROPERTY Gifts of real estate, boats, or artwork provide NOMA with marketable assets and may enable you to avoid capital gains taxes.

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUND The principal of a fund established in your name—or for someone you wish to honor or memorialize—is managed for growth, while the income from the fund supports Museum programs.

CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST/CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST Provide NOMA or yourself with a steady income stream and, with a remainder trust, leave a significant future gift to NOMA. Both arrangements entitle you to considerable tax savings.

BEQUESTS Name NOMA as a beneficiary in your will and make a lasting contribution to the Museum.

For more information about any of these suggested methods of giving to NOMA, call (504) 658-4107.



Museum’s Felix J. Dreyfous Library Available to NOMA Members


he Felix J. Dreyfous Library is located in the basement of the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Library’s services and collection (20,000 books and 70+ periodicals) are available for use by NOMA’s members. The library is staffed by Sheila Cork, who has a master’s degree in library and information science and an extensive background in reference and research. Additionally, the library is fortunate to have volunteers who help on a regular basis. The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 504-658-4117 or email the librarian at to make an appointment to come in and use this wonderful resource, a valuable benefit of your membership. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS Please be our guest for a brown bag lunch at the Felix J. Dreyfous Library (in the basement of NOMA) on Thursday, August 7, at noon, for a lunchtime planning session that will focus on future library programming. Seating is limited, so call the librarian at 504-658-4117 to book a place.

A BOTERO BIBLIOGRAPHY The exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008. The following are print sources for information about the artist and his work. They are available in the Felix J. Dreyfous library. Call 504-658-4117 to make an appointment to visit the library. Botero Sculpture Abbeville Press, New York, 1986. (730.98 B74bscu) Biograpical information and discussion of the themes and motives present in Botero’s work Fernando Botero: Sculpture and Drawing Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Tokyo, 1991. (730.98 B74d) Text in English and Japanese Botero: Drawing on Canvas Marlborough Gallery, Inc., 1993 (730.98 B74d 1993) Fernando Botero: La Corrida: The Bullfight Paintings Marlborough Gallery, Inc., 1985 (759.98061 B74) Series of oil paintings depicting the various elements of a bullfight Fernando Botero: Paintings Marlborough Gallery, Inc., 1996 (759.98061 B74 1996)

REVIEWS Ultramodern: Samuel Marx: Architect, Designer, Art Collector Leaf Press, LLC. c. 2007 (shelved at 720.9 M392u) Ultramodern: Samuel Marx: Architect, Designer, Art Collector is a welcome addition to the library’s shelves. Samuel Marx has a deep significance for NOMA; Marx was the winner of the competition to design the original building of New Orleans Museum of Art. The book contains interesting and informative information about Marx and is illustrated with more than two hundred photographs. Hislop’s Art Sales Index, 2008 Art Sales Index Ltd. 2007. (shelved at R702.94 A784has) The 2008 (39th annual edition) of Hislop’s Art Sales Index has arrived. This reference book is an exhaustive listing of oil paintings, drawings, prints, watercolors, photography and sculpture sold at public auction from August 2006 through July 2007. Look up an artist by last name, and find a list of works, and prices realized in the sale. A useful feature of this work is a cross reference index listing artist’s commonly known names with their real name. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LIBRARY The library always needs volunteers to help with routine library tasks such as processing and shelving books, organizing and filing catalogue cards, sorting and adding material to the artist files, and organizing the periodical display area. If you are interested in contributing two to three hours per week of your time to the library, please call Molly St. Paul, volunteer coordinator, at 504-658-4137 or contact the librarian, Sheila Cork, at 504-658-4117 or ■





e are deeply grateful to the following member firms whose investment in the Museum makes it possible for NOMA to pay dividends in service to the public, to the business community, to the City of New Orleans, to the greater metropolitan area and to the State of Louisiana.



Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre New Orleans Saints Whitney National Bank Windsor Court Hotel

J. Aron and Company, Inc. Barriere Construction Company, Inc. Boes Iron Works, L.L.C. Boh Bros. Construction Company, Inc. Capital One, N.A. Christie’s Fine Art Auctioneers Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring Company, Inc. Dorian M. Bennett, Inc. Eskew + Dumez + Ripple Fabrixx First Bank and Trust First NBC Fowler Rodrigues Jefferies & Company, Inc. The Laitram Corporation M. S. Rau Antiques, LLC Magnolia Marketing Company Neal Auction Company, Inc. New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. New Orleans Silversmiths Rathborne Companies, LLC Regions Bank The Soniat House Taylor Energy Company The Times-Picayune

BENEFACTOR Gambit Communications, Inc.

PATRON Brian Schneider Company Columbus Properties, LLC The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation

MASTER Dooky Chase’s Restaurant Energy Partners, Ltd. Gulf Coast Bank Harrah’s New Orleans McIlhenny Company MPress The Schon Charitable Foundation Vulcan Materials


ASSOCIATE A Gallery for Fine Photography Inc. Bockman Forbes + Glasgow, Architecture + Design Fidelity Homestead Association KPMG Royal Antiques, Ltd. The Steeg Law Firm LLC Waggonner and Ball Architects

Gulf Coast Bank Hirsch Investment Management, L.L.C. James A. Mounger, A Professional Law Corporation Jon Antiques Ledbetter Fullerton Architects Mignon Faget, Ltd. Milling Benson Woodward L.L.P. Selley, Hite, Rivera & Mercer Sisung Securities Corporation Teri Galleries Ltd.

CONTRIBUTOR A. L. Lowe Picture Framing Company Alvarez + Basik Design Group Aquatic Gardens As You Like It Silver Shop Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz Bolton Ford

UNIVERSITY MEMBERS Loyola University Saint Scholastica Academy (High School) Southern University of New Orleans Tulane University University of Louisiana at Lafayette



BENEFITS TO YOUR COMPANY WHEN YOU INVEST IN THE PREEMINENT CULTURAL INSTITUTION OF OUR CITY CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ❑ Please have NOMA’s Corporate Membership Director call. ❑ Please send me a brochure on Corporate Membersip. ❑ Our check is enclosed in the amount of $_______________. Please make check payable to: New Orleans Museum of Art. ❑ Please send an invoice in the amount of $______________. Firm Name ____________________________ Contact Person ____________________________ Phone ____________________________ Address ____________________________ City/State/Zip ____________________________ Mail to: Corporate Membership New Orleans Museum of Art P.O. Box 19123 New Orleans, LA 70179-0123


When you take your place among the Corporate Members of the New Orleans Museum of Art, you are supporting the continuing excellence of the Gulf South’s finest institution for arts and arts education. NOMA is a force for economic development, contributing greatly to our city’s prominence as an international cultural center and visitor destination. The business and professional sectors have long recognized that the Museum makes our community a more desirable place for families and companies to locate.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS Your Corporate Membership provides world-class benefits to your employees and a positive image for your company. From unlimited family admission to NOMA, to the loan of fine art from NOMA’s permanent collection, to a Company Day for all your employees and their families, your Corporate Membership is a high profile business asset and a great business decision. The vitality and growth of the New Orleans Museum of Art is dependent, quite literally, on the companies we keep. Our Corporate Membership Program provides the opportunity for your business, whether large or small, to participate at the level most beneficial to you. We have streamlined the rate structure and improved benefits, so select your membership category today, and enjoy all the special privileges of Corporate Membership at the NOMA.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES • Free family admission at all times (immediate family, including children and grandchildren 17 years and younger). • Free subscription to Arts Quarterly • Invitations to Members’ Only Previews throughout the year • Discount of 10% in the Museum Shop • First notices of Special Events at NOMA • Opportunity to participate in Members’ Art Tours in America and abroad • Curatorial Opinion Service • Opportunity to participate in Volunteer Programs • Access to the Dreyfous Art Reference Library


• Limited use of a Museum space for a member’s business function at a mutually agreeable time. • Your company’s name prominently displayed in the Museum. • Family Membership privileges for eight designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • A complimentary invitation for one designated official to NOMA’s Holiday Party. • Specially scheduled Corporate Day with recognition in the Museum and free admission for all employees and their families. • A Speakers Bureau program at your place of business or at the Museum. • 100 Museum passes. • Curatorial consultation. • One catalogue from the NOMA’s inventory.


$10,000 &


• Use of the Museum for a member’s business special event at a mutually agreeable time. • Your company’s name prominently displayed in the Museum. • A private viewing and guided tour of an exhibition for the executives of your firm. • Family Membership privileges for ten designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • A complimentary invitation for one designated official to NOMA’s Holiday Party. • Specially scheduled Corporate Day with recognition in the Museum and free admission for all employees and their families. • A Speakers Bureau program at your place of business or at the Museum. • 125 Museum passes. • Curatorial consultation. • One catalogue from the Museum’s inventory.


• Family Membership privileges for six designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • A complimentary invitation for one designated official to NOMA’s Holiday Party. • Specially scheduled Corporate Day with recognition in the Museum and free admission for all employees and their families. • A Speakers Bureau program at your place of business or at the Museum. • 75 Museum passes. • Curatorial consultation. • One catalogue from the NOMA’s inventory.



• Family Membership privileges for five designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • A Speakers Bureau program for your employees at your place of business or at the Museum. • 50 Museum passes. • Curatorial consultation. • One catalogue from the NOMA’s inventory.




• Family Membership privileges for four designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • 25 Museum passes. • Two posters from the NOMA’s inventory.



• Family Membership privileges for three designated officials with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • 15 Museum passes. • A poster from NOMA’s inventory.



• Family membership privileges for two designated official of your firm with Reciprocal Membership at 39 participating museums. • 10 Museum passes.



nnual operating support for NOMA’s exhibitions, the “Van Go,” free admission for Louisiana residents, family workshops, films, lectures, art classes and numerous other special programs enjoyed by visitors from throughout the city, the state, the country, and, indeed, the world, are made possible through the generosity of our many sponsors. The New Orleans Museum of Art and its thousands of visitors are deeply grateful to these friends for their continued commitment. If you would like additional information on sponsorship, please contact the Museum’s development department, (504) 658-4100. ■

BECOME A NOMA SPONSOR $100,000 + ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support THE AZBY FUND: General Operating Support Besthoff Sculpture Garden Operating Support Security Equipment

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS: General Operating Support

GETTY FOUNDATION: Conservation of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden THE HELIS FOUNDATION: Free Admission for Louisiana Residents THE PATRICK F. TAYLOR FOUNDATION: Taylor NOMA Scholars Program ZEMURRAY FOUNDATION: General Operating Support

$99,999 – $50,000 CHEVRON: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support Handbook of School Programs Teacher’s Packets

WWL-TV: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support

THE LUPIN FOUNDATION: General Operating Support Odyssey Ball 2007 Art in Bloom 2008 SELLEY FOUNDATION: General Operating Support SHERATON NEW ORLEANS HOTEL: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Exhibition Support The Baroque World of Fernando Botero Exhibition Support THAW CHARITABLE TRUST: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support

ANONYMOUS DONORS: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support FORD FOUNDATION: Planning and Exploration of New Orleans Audiences

THE ROSAMARY FOUNDATION: Family Workshops Handbook of School Programs

$19,999 - $10,000 AT&T: Odyssey Ball 2007 Art in Bloom 2008 GAYLE AND TOM BENSON: Odyssey Ball 2007 THE CUDD FOUNDATION: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support DOWNMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION: NOMA Exhibitions

$34,999 - $20,000 JOLIE AND ROBERT SHELTON INTERNATIONAL WELL TESTERS, INC.: Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper Exhibition Catalogue Support Odyssey Ball 2007 Rodrigue Aoili Dinner LAKESIDE SHOPPING CENTER AND THE FEIL ORGANIZATON: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper Exhibition, Programming and Catalogue Support PAN AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE GROUP: The Baroque World of Fernando Botero Exhibition Support




PRODUCTIONS: Odyssey Ball 2007 THE MCILHENNY COMPANY AND THE GUSTAF WESTERFELDT MCILHENNY FAMILY FOUNDATION: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support PAULA L. MAHER: Odyssey Ball 2007

WESTFELDT MCILHENNY FAMILY FOUNDATION: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support

LAMAR ADVERTISING: Rodrigue’s Louisiana: Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina Exhibition Support



SANDRA AND LOUIS A. WILSON, JR.: Odyssey Ball 2007

LUZIANNE: Art in Bloom 2008 MATHES BRIERRE ARCHITECTS: Odyssey Ball 2007

MS. KAY MCARDLE: Odyssey Ball 2007

JERI NIMS: Odyssey Ball 2007

MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM G. MCARDLE, JR.: Odyssey Ball 2007

$9,999 - $5,000



PAUL PRUDHOMME: Rodrigue Aoili Dinner

MR. AND MRS. MORRIS BART III: Odyssey Ball 2007


ENERGY PARTNERS, LTD.: Art in Bloom 2008

RUBY K. WORNER CHARITABLE TRUST: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support Educational Support


SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: Art in Bloom 2008



IBERIABANK: Art in Bloom 2008

THE TUNICA-BILOXI TRIBE OF LOUISIANA AND PARAGON CASINO RESORT: Blue Winds Dancing: The Whitecloud Collection of Native American Art Catalogue and Exhibition Support

Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers by Walter Greaves Cowan and Jack B. McGuire

Book Signing in the NOMA Museum Shop Saturday, September 20, 2008 • 2 p.m – 5 p.m. Jack B. McGuire

Walter Greaves Cowan

• A revelation of the wild, wily, and well-meaning chief executives of a colorful state •


alter Greaves Cowan and Jack B. McGuire, veteran authorities on the Louisiana political scene, trace the history of the state’s leaders from the French and Spanish colonial eras to the present day. Using a variety of sources, including personal interviews with recent governors, they describe unforgettable personalities. Such early figures as Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville and Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville set the tone for later colonial governors. They had their troubles, fending off protesting Indians and other French and Spanish leaders vying for power. Following the Louisiana Purchase, American politics took control. The Whigs, Know Nothings, Republicans, and Democrats all have waxed and waned through times of slavery, secession, suffrage, and segregation. The early twentieth century saw the rise of Huey P. Long, who established himself as a virtual dictator. An assassin’s bullet ended Long’s life in 1935, but his


followers managed to hold on to the governorship until 1940. In 1948 his brother Earl Long brought the family back into power. Over the years, two governors were impeached but were not removed from office, and two governors were jailed in federal prison. The experiences, decisions, and conflicts of Louisiana governors have reflected and influenced the history of the state, often in dramatic and fascinating ways. In forty years of journalism, Walter Greaves Cowan was reporter and editor of the New Orleans States-Item and also vice-president of the Times-Picayune Publishing Corporation. He coauthored New Orleans Yesterday and Today and Louisiana Yesterday and Today. Jack B. McGuire, public relations director for the city of New Orleans from 1964 to 1970, is vice-president of Union Savings and Loan Association. He is the author of Uncle Earl Deserved Better.


NOMA EDUCATION: Adult Weekend Drawing Workshop

Family Fiesta!

Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join instructor Rebecca Madura for a weekend workshop for adults focusing on the elements of drawing. Both two- and three-dimensional works in the Museum’s current exhibition, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero will be incorporated. The cost is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. All materials will be provided. Registration and prepayment are required. The museum reserves the right to meet minimum enrollment requirements for this workshop. Please contact the Education Department at or 504-658-4131 for more information and registration. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero is on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008. ■

Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Still Life with Fruit Bowl, 2002; chalk, watercolor on paper, 18-1/4 x 22 inches. Private Collection

Sunday, September 21 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please join us for a demonstration of festive Latin American dances performed by students of the Esperanza Charter School and participate in traditional Colombian children’s games. For more information, please call the Education Department at 504-658-4128. The Family Fiesta is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008. ■

Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) The Orchestra, 2001 Oil on canvas, 80 x 56-3/4 inches Private Collection




Films are presented in NOMA’s Stern Auditorium and are free with Museum admission. For information, contact or call 504-658-4131.

Wednesday, July 2, 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 6 p.m. Botero the Rebel (2001, 52 min., English / Spanish) This insightful and engaging film invites viewers into the world of Fernando Botero, Latin America’s most celebrated artist, including his childhood in Medellín, his first drawings, his journeys to Europe, his triumphs in New York, and his thoughts on life, art, and the trajectory of his career. This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, on view at NOMA through September 21, 2008. ■

Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Smoking Man, 2000 Oil on canvas, 82 x 67-1/2 inches Private Collection

Last Things in New Orleans followed by Q & A and Discussion with the Artist, Ivor Shearer

Last Things in New Orleans is a short fictional experimental art film that explores the uncertainty of the future of New Orleans and is inspired by Paul Auster’s 1987 novel In The Country of Last Things. Set in the future the film portrays a surreal, dystopic world in which the federal government has

closed New Orleans off from the rest of the country. An absurd and illogical world is created by those unwilling to leave. This film is meant to provoke thought and raise awareness of the current issues in New Orleans and is intended to be a social justice piece in defense of the future of New Orleans. ■

The Education Department will be starting a new docent class this August. Docents at the New Orleans Museum of Art are extensively trained on the Museum’s permanent collection during an academic year and will apprentice with our Master Docents in order to provide comprehensive tours of the

collection. As an important liaison between the Museum, schools and the general public, docents collaborate with teachers and work to create tailored experiences for students and adult visitors. After completing the training process, all docents are expected to

commit to working one day a week—a significant time commitment, but one that is personally rewarding and fulfilling—with a collegial group that shares your enthusiasm for art. For more information, please contact the Education Department at or 504-658-4113. ■

Wednesday, August 27, 7 p.m.

Film on Katrina

Call for New Docent Class ARTS QUARTERLY



NOMA lectures are intended to complement our permanent and traveling exhibitions. These events will take place in the Museum’s Stern Auditorium. All lectures are free with Museum admission. For information, contact or call 504-658-4131.

Sunday, June 29, 2 p.m. Fernando Botero: His Life and Work Idurre Alonso, Curator, Museum of Latin American Art Fernando Botero is one of the few artists who has been able to combine different European and Latin American currents within his work, creating a unique and distinctive language that has gained him international acclaim as an artist, all the while maintaining his Colombian identity. This presentation will explore


the development of Botero’s unique artistic style that he has come to be known for by comparing images of his works and the old masters that influenced him. The lecture also will focus on his satirical depictions of Colombian society and the use of Latin American elements and landscapes in his works. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through September 21, 2008. ■

Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) After Velazquez, 2005 Oil on canvas, 87 x 75 inches Private Collection



Come learn new techniques in artmaking at NOMA’s Children’s Art Classes. NOMA is offering a variety of summer art classes for children, which will be taught by professional art teachers. The art classes introduce children to the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. NOMA’s art classes provide participants with an exciting atmosphere where students can express their creativity using a variety of art materials. Our art teachers stress the importance of the creative process over the final product. Each session is one week, Monday through Friday, and classes are limited to twenty students. The cost of each session of five classes is $75 for members of the Museum and $90 for nonmembers. Pre-registration and advance payment are required. All materials are included. Students should bring an old shirt or smock to wear as classes can get messy. For further information or registration, please contact the Education Department at or 504-658-4113.

dimensions. NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden and the exhibition The Baroque World of Fernando Botero will be fully explored during this exciting three-day session.

July 7 – 11 Ages 5 – 7 Go Mod!

dry media, and elements such as line, color, shape, background/foreground and form will be introduced.

July 21 – 15 Ages 8 – 12 Collage, Paper and Print Session 1 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 1 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 2 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Using the Museum’s collection, students will explore modern still life, portraiture, landscape and sculpture while working in the galleries, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden and the art classroom. Students will develop new skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture using a variety of wet and

Session 2 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Students will learn the art forms of collage, assemblage and paper construction and will investigate basic printmaking techniques. They will explore their creativity as they combine paper with art materials including acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel, chalk and natural materials. This camp is perfect for students who love to experiment and invent. ■

Intensive Teen Studio Ages 13 – 17 June 30 – July 2 Morning Session 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Working with the Figure Teens will work with art teachers to learn the basics of figure drawing through the study of proportion, line, shape and more. Art from the Museum’s permanent collection and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden will serve as inspiration as students sketch from sculptures and a clothed model. The class also will examine the work of Fernando Botero, featured in The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, which is on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through September 21, 2008.

Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m 3-D Design What is the “D” in 3-D? What are the dimensions in three dimensional? Teens who enroll in this art studio will work with clay, wire, wood, found and natural objects and more to create realistic and abstract art in three


Fernando Botero (Colombian, born 1932) Man on Horseback, 2004 Bronze, 25 x 12 x 17-1/4 inches Private Collection


Get Over the Hump...Wednesday Evenings at the New Orleans Museum of Art NOMA is now open on Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m. In addition to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, enjoy these special evening activities. All events begin at 6 p.m.

JULY 2 FILM, Botero the Rebel (52 min., English/Spanish)

AUGUST 20 FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Cuban Tapas from Churros Restaurant and Café Arabesque, Cash Bar

JULY 9 FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Colombian Tapas from Colombian Friends of the Museum, Cash Bar

MUSIC by Riccardo Crespo

JULY 16 BOTERO TOUR, Bi-lingual (Spanish & English) Walk-through with Miranda Lash, NOMA’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

FILM ON KATRINA, Last Things in New Orleans (Please note that this film begins at 7 p.m.)


JULY 23 FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, Mexican Tapas from Nacho Mamas, Cash Bar

SEPTEMBER 3 FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, South American Tapas from Rio Mar Restaurant, Café Granada, and Colombian Volunteers of New Orleans, Cash Bar

MUSIC by Patrice Fisher, ARPA, and Roberto Moreira

MUSIC by John Lawerence Flamingo Guitarist


FILM, Botero the Rebel (52 min., English/Spanish)

FILM, Tocar y Luchar Special thanks to Las Américas Film Network and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies (Please note that this film begins at 6:15 p.m.) AUGUST 6 MUSIC by Julio and Cesar AUGUST 13 BOTERO TOUR, Bi-lingual (Spanish & English) Walk-through with Miranda Lash, NOMA’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art FILM, Botero the Rebel (52 min., English/Spanish) (Please note that this film begins at 7 p.m.)

SEPTEMBER 10 UNIVERSITY NIGHT FILM, Favela Rising Special thanks to Las Américas Film Network and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies (Please note that this film begins at 6:15 p.m.) COFFEE TASTING AND LECTURE, Colombian, South American and Central American Specialty Coffee from the Orleans Coffee Exchange MUSIC by Tony Seville SEPTEMBER 17 FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, West Indies Restaurant and Colombian Friends of the Museum, Cash Bar MUSIC by Acoustic Swiftness

After touring the Museum and enjoying these special evening events, visitors are encouraged to dine at one of Mid-City’s fine restaurants, as well as these generous vendors that are providing tapas during the Botero “Festival of Flavors.” Café Arabesque, Café Granada, Churros Restaurant, Nacho Mamas, Orleans Coffee Exchange, Rio Mar Restaurant, West Indies Restaurant

Mid-Week in Mid-City is sponsored, in part, by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation.






he New Orleans Museum of Art has established a number of special funds for gifts in honor of or in memory of friends or family members or to commemorate an event. Recipients or their families will be notified of the gift and will be acknowledged in Arts Quarterly. For information on NOMA special funds, call (504) 658-4100. Donations for all funds should be mailed to the New Orleans Museum of Art, P.O. Box 19123, New Orleans, Louisiana 70179-0123. ■


Mark and Nancy Byrd Eugenie Atkins Morgan Legendre George and Lisa Jourdan Lisa Shoup Anthony and Suzanne McKelvy Bradley Bromick Janet Hemel

MARIE RODRIGUE: Paul J. Leaman, Jr.




JAMES KOCK: Mrs. Stanley Fried Jean and Jim Taylor Jerry Ingolia

LINDA ROBICHEAUX: Mrs. Dimitry Morvant

IRMA FREIBAUM’S BIRTHDAY: Carol H. Solomon Ellen and Robert Hawkins



IN MEMORY OF JOYCE APPEL: Ellen and Marc Yellin JAMES KOCK: Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHarg GEORGE MAYER: Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHarg MRS. PAT CURTIS: Dorian M. Bennett MARIE RODRIGUE: Mr. and Mr. Prescott Dunbar Stephen W. Clayton



LARRY FELDMAN: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenberg



Jane Cross




SUNNY NORMAN: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Widofsky Mr. and Mrs. J. Luis Banas

KAY MCARDLE: Cammie and Charles Mayer

BERNICE NORMAN: Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Widofsky


ELLIS MINTZ: Mr. and Mrs. J. Luis Banas

MILLIE HAWKSHEAD: Exxon Mobil John Hawkshead


ELAINE MINTZ: Cammie and Charles Mayer


PRESCOTT DUNBAR: Cammie and Charles Mayer NVC PORTICO FUND: Mary Guthrie Samuel Logan Matilda Gray Stream

COLE PRATT: Dorian Bennett William Fagaly


TIMOTHY WILDAY: Marilyn Dittmann Wendy and Chip LoCoco Danny and Ramona Koch Vincent and Lynda LoCoco

JAMES KOCK: Virginia Panno Gail Asprodites Robert McHarg Jo Ann Greenberg


STEPHEN J. LANDRIEU: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenberg

R. JERE SHOPF: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenberg




BRENDA BURKE LANDRIEU: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rosenberg


JEAN TAYLOR’S BIRTHDAY: Mary Helen Bryant and Trudy

GABE RICHARDSON: Cammie and Charles Mayer MARILYN DAVIS: Jean Taylor Cammie and Charles Mayer



Brenda and Mike Moffitt Carol Hall Ellen Miclette Stephen Clayton Mimi and Claude Schlesinger




WILLIAM “PEPPER” BROWN: Robyn Dunn Schwarz Thomas Nutter D. Stanley Pearman Bea and Hugues de la Vergne Myra Foster Mrs. Sol B. Stern, Jr. Mary Louise de la Vergne Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Mayer Felice and Sandy Saer Wanda O’Shello Wendy and George Rodrigue Harold S. Clark Sr./N.O. Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers


MUSEUM NEWS MUSEUM NEWS MUSEUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE The board of trustees will not meet in July or August. The next meeting of NOMA’s board of trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 17, at 4 p.m.

NVC NVC MEMBERS ENJOYED STUDIO SALON VISIT AND A VISIT TO THE NORTHSHORE NVC members experienced two wonderful art tours this spring. On Thursday, April 24, twenty-two NVC members attended an art/condominium tour on St. Charles Avenue led by Studio Salon Chairs Sally Richards and Cary Alden. NVC member Anne Gauthier and two of her neighbors, Steve Callan of Callan Fine Art, and artist and retired municipal judge Nancy Sorak, kindly opened their lovely homes and fabulous art collections for NVC members to view. Also in attendance were NOMA Director E. John Bullard and artist/musician Tony Green. The tour ended with champagne and refreshments atop Anne’s spectacular terrace, which overlooks Lafayette Square. Everyone in attendance congratulated themselves on their good fortune. This Studio Salon event will never be forgotten. On Thursday, May 1, Anne Gauthier again played hostess as she led a bus full of NVC members to the Northshore. Art Trips Chair Anne put together a full day of activities, beginning with brunch at her beautiful Covington home. Centuries-old oaks graced the view of Lake Ponchartrain from Anne’s screened porch, while the fragrance of jasmine scented the balmy breezes. The group hated to leave. The next stop was N. Columbia Street and Brunner Gallery, where Rick and Susan Brunner welcomed the group. The NVC contingent was the first to view Rick’s newly mounted show, The Measure of a Man. Covington artist and Brunner Gallery curator Linda Trappey Dauteuil mingled


with the group and discussed her beautiful contemporary paintings also on display. After a quick tour of the nearby St. Tammany Art Association Gallery, NVC members relaxed and lunched at the handsome Northshore residence of NOMA trustee Charles Snyder and his wife, Sherry. During the bus ride back to New Orleans, Anne announced plans for future NVC art trips to Baton Rouge, Natchez and a February 2009 visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Stay tuned for more details. You won’t want to miss these fabulous trips. NVC PORTICO FUND The NVC has committed to help repair, restore and enhance the front entrance of NOMA. A threeyear pledge of $25,000 will provide a new entry ramp as well as refurbished decking, urns and torchieres. Attractive new trash receptacles will assist in maintaining the improvements. The NVC Portico Renovation Fund seeks your contributions. Gifts may be made as a memorial, an honorarium or to commemorate an event. Contributions over $100 will be listed in Arts Quarterly. The NVC office will be happy to accept credit card payments by telephone for amounts over $50. Please call 504-658-4121 for more information or see the form on page 16 in this issue of Arts Quarterly.

VOLUNTEERS THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS The trustees and staff of the New Orleans Museum of Art, particularly Volunteer Coordinator Molly St. Paul, would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave their time to the exhibition Rodrigue’s Louisiana. Without their help the exhibition could not have been such a success. Volunteers are one of NOMA’s greatest assets. The Museum depends on their assistance, and they never let NOMA down. Thank you and keep on coming. If you are interested in being a NOMA volunteer, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Molly St. Paul, 504-658-4137. ■

SENIOR STAFF E. John Bullard, The Montine McDaniel Freeman Director Jacqueline L. Sullivan, Deputy Director Marilyn Dittmann, Director of Development Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Assistant Director for Art/Curator of Asian Art Joanna Sternberg, Assistant Director for Education Gail Asprodites, Controller Pamela Buckman, Sculpture Garden Manager Aisha Champagne, Graphics Coordinator/Webmaster Sheila Cork, Librarian Diego Cortez, The Freeman Family Curator of Photography Sarah Davidson, Coordinator of Special Events William A. Fagaly, The Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art Anthony Graffeo, Chief of Security Jennifer Ickes, Assistant Registrar Kristin Jochem, Development Associate for NVC John W. Keefe, The RosaMary Foundation Curator of The Decorative Arts Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Elizabeth Levy, Membership Assistant Katherine Marquette, Education Assistant James Mulvihill, Director of Communications and Marketing Karl Oelkers, Computer Coordinator Wanda O’Shello, Publications Coordinator/Arts Quarterly Editor Marney N. Robinson, Associate Curator of Education George Roland, The Doris Zemurray Stone Curator of Prints and Drawings Chris Smith, Grants Officer Paul Tarver, Registrar/Curator of Native American and Pre-Columbian Art Patricia Trautman, Museum Shop Manager Laura Wallis, Development Associate for Membership and Annual Appeal Holly M. Wherry, Art Therapist, Katrina Initiative Alice Rae Yelen, Principal Curator for Education NOMA BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sydney J. Besthoff III, President Mrs. Edward George, Vice-President E. Ralph Lupin, M.D., Vice-President Mrs. James Frischhertz, Vice-President William Aaron, Treasurer Mrs. Françoise Billion Richardson, Assistant Treasurer Charles A. Snyder, Secretary Mrs. John Bertuzzi Isidore Cohn, Jr., M.D. Leonard Davis S. Stewart Farnet Mrs. Ludovico Feoli Timothy Francis Tina Freeman Lee Hampton Stephen H. Hansel Edward F. Harold Adrea Heebe Henry Lambert Paul J. Leaman, Jr. Edward C. Mathes Mrs. Charles B. Mayer Kay McArdle Councilmember Shelly Midura Mrs. R. King Milling Mrs. Brenda Moffitt Michael Moffitt Mayor C. Ray Nagin Mrs. Robert J. Patrick R. Hunter Pierson Thomas Reese, Ph.D. Mrs. James Reiss Michael J. Siegel Mrs. Lynes R. Sloss Mrs. James Lyle Taylor Mrs. Patrick F. Taylor Louis A. Wilson, Jr. HONORARY LIFE TRUSTEES H. Russell Albright, M.D. Mrs. Jack R. Aron Mrs. Edgar B. Chase, Jr. Prescott N. Dunbar Mrs. Richard W. Freeman, Jr. Kurt A. Gitter, M.D. Mrs. H. Lloyd Hawkins Mrs. Killian L. Huger Richard W. Levy, M.D. J. Thomas Lewis Mrs. Paula L. Maher Mrs. J. Frederick Muller, Jr. Mrs. Jeri Nims Mrs. Charles S. Reily Mrs. Françoise Billion Richardson R. Randolph Richmond, Jr. Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford Harry C. Stahel Mr. and Mrs. Moise S. Steeg, Jr. Mrs. Harold H. Stream Mrs. John N. Weinstock

NATIONAL TRUSTEES Joseph Baillo Mrs. Carmel Cohen Mrs. Mason Granger Jerry Heyman Herbert Kaufman, M.D. Mrs. James Pierce Mrs. Benjamin Rosen Mrs. Robert Shelton Ms. Debra Shriever Mrs. Henry H. Weldon


NOMA Calendar of Events JULY 2

WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Film, Botero the Rebel (2001, 52 min., English/Spanish)


FRIDAY, Happy Independence Day—Museum Closed


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., “Festival of Flavors” featuring Colombian Tapas from Colombian Friends of the Museum


SATURDAY, Opening Day—A Taste for Excellence: A Tribute to Louisiana Collector H. Speed Lamkin


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Exhibition Walk-through, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA


SATURDAY, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Adult Weekend Drawing Workshop (Registration and prepayment are required.)


SUNDAY, Colombian Independence Day


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., “Festival of Flavors” featuring South American Tapas from Rio Mar Restaurant, Café Granada, and Colombian Volunteers of New Orleans Music by John Lawerence Flamingo Guitarist 6 p.m., Film, Botero the Rebel (2001, 52 min., English/Spanish)


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., “University Night” featuring Coffee Tasting and Lecture of Colombian, South American and Central American Speciality Coffee from the Orleans Coffee Exchange Music by Tony Seville 6:15 p.m., Favela Rising


6 p.m., “Festival of Flavors” from West Indies Restaurant and Colombian Friends of the Museum

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Adult Weekend Drawing Workshop Continues (Registration and prepayment are required.)



WEDNESDAY, 4 p.m., NOMA Board of Trustees Meeting

Music by Acoustic Swifters

WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., “Festival of Flavors” featuring Mexican Tapas from Nacho Mamas


SATURDAY, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Book Signing, Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers by Walter Greaves Cowan and Jack B. McGuire

Music by Patrice Fisher, ARPA and Roberto Moreira

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SUNDAY, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Family Fiesta!

WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Salsa Dance Lessons

FRIDAY, LOVE in the Garden

6:15 p.m., Film, Tocar y Luchar



WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Music by Julio and Cesar WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Exhibition Walk-through, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA 7 p.m., Film, Botero the Rebel (2001, 52 min., English/Spanish)


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., “Festival of Flavors” featuring Cuban Tapas from Churros Restaurant and Café Arabesque

A Taste for Excellence: A Tribute to Louisiana Collector H. Speed Lamkin July 12, 2008 – January 10, 2009 China in Japan: Chinese Subjects and Styles in Edo-period Japanese Painting Through July 13, 2008 New Orleans: A Sense of Place Through August 31, 2008 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero Through September 21, 2008 A Tribute to Cole Pratt: His Gallery’s First Fifteen Years, 1993-2008 Through September 21, 2008

Music by Riccardo Crespo


WEDNESDAY, 6 p.m., Salsa Dance Lessons 7 p.m., Film on Katrina, Last Things in New Orleans, followed by Q&A and Discussion with the Artist, Ivor Shearer

Gentlemen Callers: Paul Cadmus and George Dureau, From the Collection of Kenneth Holditch Through October 12, 2008

For further information on upcoming exhibitions and events at the New Orleans Museum of Art, call 504-658-4100, or visit our website at



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