Around New Orleans, summer exhibitions highlight the achievements of women, both present and past. Extraordinary Women: Artists and Philanthropists of NOMA can be found at the New Orleans Museum of Art throughout the summer. Featuring women artists’ work as well as contributions by women, explore the paintings, sculptures, and other visual arts displayed at the museum.
A mobile app paired with the museum lets guests take self-guided tours of women-centric art. The interactive guide includes a highlights tour with must-see pieces, a global treasures tour with international art highlights, poets for art, and a sculpture garden tour that takes visitors through the Sydney and Walda Besthoff garden.
Women of Summer
Women in Orleans Parish Schools at the Earl K. Long Library (University of New Orleans) runs through June. It’s the biggest collection of artifacts that documents women in education. Journey through the last 170 years of regulations and rules, from legal cases to oral history collections. Yearbooks, school photos, and more piece together this unique perspective on local history.
Women as Property and Business Owners in New Orleans at the New Orleans Public Library is available through the end of the year. How have women, well before suffrage, thrived in business and property ownership? Find out via artifacts and more.