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Portraits from Week 23

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Becate Batiste, Suzanne Mestayer, Paul McIllhenny, Alvin Batiste, Pere Antoine, and Millie Charles. Becate Batiste, by D. Lammie-Hanson “Even at the parades with floats and costumes that cost millions, why, if the folks heard the sign of the Indians —… Read more »

Portraits from Week 22

We’re excited to share with you the twenty-second week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including John Schwegmann, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Higgins, Nash Roberts, E. J. Bellocq, and Diana Lewis. John G. Schwegmann, by Connie Kittok “Schwegmann — or Schwegmann’s, as New Orleanians invariably call it — was never a trendy supermarket, never the kind… Read more »

Portraits from Week Seventeen

We’re excited to share with you the seventeenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Jerry Romig, Sidney Bechet, Louis Charles Roudanez, Quint Davis, Lauren Thom, and Harold Battiste Jr. Jerry Romig, by Sean Randall “Dad’s passion never changed because he never stopped being a fan. … I remember him getting so excited after… Read more »

Portraits from Week Sixteen

We’re excited to share with you the sixteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Austin Leslie, Lolis Edward Elie, A. Baldwin Wood, Adrien de Pauger, Sister Mary Frances Buttell, and John Gendusa. Austin Leslie, by Alexandra Kilburn “It was just good old Creole food, good old-time New Orleans food. And he was good,… Read more »

Portraits from Week Fifteen

We’re excited to share with you the fifteenth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Stephen Ambrose, Rosa Keller, Ruth Fertel, Nick Mueller, Walter Reed, and Andre Callioux. Stephen E. Ambrose, by D. Lammie-Hanson “He was kind of America’s historian. He personified what he loved most about America — this robust, muscular, positive man… Read more »

Portraits from Week Eleven

We’re excited to share with you the eleventh week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Emeril Lagasse, James Booker, Ron Foreman, Moon Landrieu, Dutch Morial, and Margaret Haughery. Emeril Lagasse, by Connie Kittok “I invited Emeril into the kitchen (at Commander’s) and asked him what he thought of all the aromas wafting about. ‘Well,… Read more »

Portraits from Week Four

We’re excited to share with you the fourth week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Buddy Bolden, Al Hirt, Eliza Jane Nicholson, A.P. Tureaud, Dr. Alton Ochsner Sr., and Judah Touro. Buddy Bolden, by Jeff Morgan “(Bolden was) the most powerful trumpet in history … the blowingest man since Gabriel.” – Jelly Roll Morton (excerpt from Nola.com)… Read more »

Portraits from Week Three

We’re excited to share with you the third week of portraits recently published on Nola.com, including Leah Chase, Isaac Delgado, Fats Domino, Dave Dixon, Ruby Bridges and John         McDonogh.   Leah Chase, by D. Lammie Hanson “This was the only white-tablecloth restaurant for black people. My husband would not spend a penny in any restaurant but here…. Read more »

Louisiana Contemporary

Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Whitney White Linen Night, hosts its opening reception for its annual exhibition Louisiana Contemporary Presented by The Helis Foundation. Established in 2012, this statewide, juried exhibition promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and… Read more »