Monday, June 19, 2006

African Art Collection at SUNO Search

I didn't even know SUNO had an African art collection, and now that I do, I hear it was left to molder for nearly six months after it was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. The brand-new curator - she'd been there four months - was halfway through cataloguing the collection when the hurricane hit. Finally they are managing to decontaminate & begin the recovery process, but all of their textiles are lost. It's tragic. These stories just keep coming, and keep coming.

Monday, June 05, 2006

support museums in Mississippi...

Official Mississippi Travel Guide

Museums on the Gulf Coast need visitors! Lots of admission-paying visitors. If you can get down there and support the arts & history & other museums, you'd be doing yourself and the Gulf Coast a favor. The link above goes to an updated list of Mississippi "coastal area" museums, including information on which ones are still closed and which are re-opened.

what's open in New Orleans?

Gambit Weekly : Art Listings : May 30, 2006

If you're wondering what is open in New Orleans, art-wise, the Gambit Weekly maintains an updated listing of museums & galleries in the city.