New Orleans African American Museum | New Orleans, LA

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The New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM) is located in New Orlean’s historic Tremé neighborhood, the oldest surviving black community in the United States. NOAAM seeks to educate, preserve, interpret and promote the contributions that people of African descent have made to the development of New Orleans and Louisiana culture, as slaves and as free people of color[1] throughout slavery, and during emancipation, Reconstruction and contemporary times.

The NOAAM property encompasses seven historical structures located on the site of a former plantation. Permanent and temporary exhibits spotlight contemporary artists in the main house and in the former slave cottages.

One of the museum’s centerpieces is the “Louisiana-Congo: the Bertrand Donation,” a collection of African beadwork, costumes, masks, textiles and musical instruments. The 70-piece assortment of original African artwork is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It illuminates the parallels between everyday life in the Congo and Louisiana folk culture. Other exhibits change regularly and highlight works of traditional African art to black influences and culture in modern life in New Orleans.

CONTACT INFORMATION

New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Gov. Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 USA
Phone: (504) 566-1136
Website: www.noaam.org

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New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History
New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and HistoryMarch 2nd, 2015 at 7:00pm
Interior of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in the 1930s. Originally named for St. Anthony, this church is located at Conti and N. Rampart Streets, in the Treme.
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New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and HistoryFebruary 27th, 2015 at 7:00pm
Paul Poincy's "St. Claude and Dumaine Streets, Faubourg Tremé," 1895
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