Art & Identity in New Orleans

HNRS 109 Spring '18

February 8, 2018
by JGB
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Deborah Luster

There’s a political component to “One Big Self,” of course. By creating present-day inmate portraits that appear to be antiques, Luster slyly suggests that while the rest of the world has undergone social and technological sea changes, incarceration is essentially … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
by JGB
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Beyond the Page

A quadroon nurse followed them about with a faraway, meditative air. — Kate Chopin, The Awakening. (2) Kim Vaz-Deville, author of The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition:

January 25, 2018
by byrd19
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The Tignon Law

  Screen Capture from How To Make Lemonade that depicts paintings of free women of color in tignons   Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas makes it a point very early on to highlight the unique ways in which the city and … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by gaile17
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The Wards of New Orleans

There are 17 wards within New Orleans. Originally, these wards were created for political reasons. But while they have been replaced by council districts, the wards still hold a lot of meaning for neighborhood identity within the city.   When researching the wards in … Continue reading