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East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography

  • 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124 | P: (504) 658-4100
  • 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park, New Orleans, LA 70124
    P: (504) 658-4100
  • 1 Collins Diboll Cir., City Park
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    P: (504) 658-4100

Pictures of the American West have dominated the canon of 19th-century American landscape photography. Although many photographers worked in the eastern half of the United States, their pictures, with the exception of Civil War images, have seldom been exhibited. The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography from October 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018. In association with NOMA, this landmark exhibition, co-organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, is the first to exclusively explore a vivid chapter of America’s photographic history—19th-century American landscape photography made east of the Mississippi river. These of the eastern half of the United States helped shape evolving mythologies of the American wilderness, revealed the impact of the Civil War on the physical landscape, and played an important role in industrialization and environmental preservation. 

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New Orleans Museum of Art

The Gulf South's leading art museum is home to nearly 40,000 objects that appeal to casual visitors and art buffs alike. The adjacent Besthoff Sculpture Garden showcases work by several of the 20th century's master...