Pin It
Favorite

City of Hope: New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina 

One thing we've learned over the past year is that we may be tougher than we realized. We always knew we could drink most people under the table, but gritty determination? Never thought much about it -- until now. Through old photographs, prints, maps and books, this City of Hope show spotlights the determination and resilience of New Orleans residents in the face of 300 years of storms and floods. More recent photos, oral histories, videos and two films by Walter Williams explore this city's will to survive in the face of Hurricane Katrina's impact. In all, it's a very thorough exploration of our natural disaster heritage, right down to the MREs. A computer terminal equipped with hurricane-mapping tools keeps it real by enabling visitors to track their own storms. -- D. Eric Bookhardt

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat., Aug. 8-12; through Nov. 4

Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org

click to enlarge art_rec-13904.jpeg
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in Art Review

Readers also liked…

Spotlight Events

  • Greek Festival New Orleans @ Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
    1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.

    • Through May 28
  • New Orleans Wine & Food Experience @ Citywide
    New Orleans

    • Through May 28
  • The Spider Queen @ Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
    New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle http://www.noma.org

    • Through May 28
  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave. http://www.hiholounge.net

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2017 Gambit
Powered by Foundation