With so much to do in New Orleans, many forget that the city’s art scene is just as vibrant as the food and music. March is a great time to visit a museum. Check out the highlighted exhibits below and search our calendar to find even more art in New Orleans. 

Rebecca Todd
Arts District galleries

Arts District New Orleans First Saturday Gallery Openings 

Browse the galleries of the Arts District on Saturday, March 4. Open for extended hours, this springtime arts walk features over a dozen participating galleries. Galleries are open all day with a reception from 6-9 p.m.  

Creative Residency Exhibition Opening – The Dandelion: A Symbol of Resilience 

A new exhibit opens at Longue Vue House & Gardens this March. “The Dandelion: A Symbol of Resilience” features the work of artists in Longue Vue’s creative residency program. Come and view art inspired by the simple flower from March 9 – September 16, 2023. 

SEEING BLACK: Black Photography in New Orleans 1840 & Beyond  

SEEING BLACK is a multimedia, research-based project chronicling and celebrating the history, influence, performative aesthetic, and futurity of Black photography in New Orleans. The exhibit opened in October 2022 and continues into 2023, and March is the perfect time to visit. From photography's pre-Civil War beginnings to its 21st-century practices, SEEING BLACK engages the intellectual inquiry, cultural histories, political positioning, and innovative versatility of historical and contemporary Black photography. First Frame, the preludial exhibition for SEEING BLACK: Black Photography in New Orleans 1840 & Beyond, is an immersive installation centering the photography of Florestine Perrault Collins, the first documented Black woman photographer in New Orleans, and work by early Black photographers documenting Black life, self-expression, political struggles, and social achievement through the camera. Catch it at the New Orleans African American Museum from October 6 to June 4, 2023.  

"Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition" 

The Historic New Orleans Collection brings the world heritage site to life with a 360-degree augmented reality immersion into the 850-year history of Notre-Dame Cathedral and its ongoing restoration in the aftermath of the tragic fire of April 15, 2019. This visually stunning experience joins other interactive technology on display at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s state-of-the-art new exhibition center at 520 Royal Street in the French Quarter. Visitors will navigate Notre-Dame de Paris through the ages by using a HistoPad™, an augmented reality touch-screen tablet developed by Histovery. The handheld device transports visitors back in time through its immersive, interactive reconstructions available in more than 10 languages. Catch the exhibit before it closes on March 19.

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