Friday, October 21, 2011

"Preservation Hall at 50." A glimpse inside these historic exhibitions, celebrating the 50th year anniversary of Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall, the venerable performance space for traditional New Orleans Jazz on St. Peter Street in the heart of the French Quarter, marks a half-century in operation in 2011.  Two museums in the city are paying homage with commemorative exhibitions.  The Ogden Museum of Art recently closed Preservation Hall at 50, and the Louisiana State Museum will open a separate exhibition under the same title on November 4th (see pages 54-57 for more information).  Louisiana Cultural Vistas presents here a selection of paintings, photographs, and artifacts from these exhibitions.  -Editors Note (Louisiana Cultural Vistas)

 "Preservation Hall inspires.  The building.  The music.  The musicians.  For years, it has been a gathering place for writers, poets, actors, painters, singers, dancers, photographers, chefs, composers....insiders and outsiders."
- Ben Jaffe

1 comment:

deedee9:14 said...

Thank you for all your years of dedication. You're a hometown staple and like family to all of us. Congrats on 50 wonderful years at keeping our music culture alive.