The Historic New Orleans Collection hosts three Prospect installations. 5


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will host three installations of the city-wide contemporary art triennial, Prospect.5, titled “Yesterday, We Said Tomorrow “, from October 23 to January 23, 2022, at 520 and 533 Royal St. in New Orleans. Ticket entry is free and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR testing is required for admission to all THNOC properties.

The Prospect.5 exhibitions presented at THNOC are:

  • “In This Here Place”, an exhibition by photographer Dawoud Bey who visits Louisiana plantation landscapes that witness the violence of the era of slavery. The works include large format black and white photographs and “Evergreen”, a multimedia installation accompanied by music performed by Imani Uzuri.
  • An exhibition of photographs by New Orleans artist and photographer George Dureau.
  • An exhibit by cultural historian Josh Kun recalling the memorable visit of the 8th Mexican Military Cavalry Band to the 1884 World Cotton and Industry Centennial Exposition.

“The Historic New Orleans collection is pleased to once again welcome the facilities of Prospect New Orleans,” said Daniel Hammer, President and CEO of THNOC. “These exhibits speak to our mission, which is dedicated to managing the history and culture of New Orleans and the Southern Gulf. We invite all New Orleans residents and visitors to the city to experience these historically reflective installations. “

“P.5: Yesterday We Said Tomorrow”, a track inspired by the 2010 album “Yesterday You Said Tomorrow” by New Orleans jazz musician Christian Scott, features 51 artists at more than 15 venues across the city. Prospect.5 is curated by artistic directors Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi. For more information, visit Prospect5.org.

Visitors can explore the Prospect.5 exhibits at THNOC Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Advance reservations are recommended on hnoc.org.


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