"New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy"
Dillard University Fine Arts Gallery
Nov 14- December 13, 2008
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and by appointment.
For more information on the artists and their exhibits, contact the Gallery Director and Curator, Amy Bryan, at 504-816-4853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Les gens de couleur libres” are considered the first multiracial people in the United States, borne of a unique mixing between the African, French, Spanish, and native races of early New Orleans. A hybrid third race between the French and Spanish Colonial slave masters and their slaves, their numbers had grown greatly by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. This visual history project celebrates their legacy and honors their cultural, political, and artistic contributions. This is a traveling exhibit originally organized with the support of the Ogden Museum's Chief Visual Arts Curator David Houston, and with the contributions of historian Keith Weldon Medley.
For more info: http://www.torrestama.com/ogden/index.html