Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Orleans Art Exhibit!, Excerpt
("Prospect .1 New Orleans: A New International Contemporary Art Biennial")

"New Orleans was the first U.S city to host a recurring international art exhibition, beginning in 1887 with the Exhibition of the Art Association of New Orleans. In this tradition, Prospect.1 features art originating from New Orleans and Louisiana within an international context and provides the Louisiana public with new art conceived and developed for the city. 81 local, national, and international artists, hailing from over thirty countries, have been selected to participate in the inaugural edition of the biennial. Their works are being shown in museums, art centers, warehouses, and public spaces throughout the city, for a combined total of more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space."

The exhibit opened November 1, 2008; and it continues until January 18, 2009.