The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square

When:
10/10/2019 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
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Where:
The Cabildo
701 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA
70116
Cost:
$6
Contact:
Bobby Crane
504-568-6968
The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square @ The Cabildo

This tricentennial exhibition organized by the Louisiana State Museum and guest curator Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D. tells the city-defining story of Don Andrés Almonester and his formidable daughter, Micaela, the Baroness de Pontalba. It shows how a father’s philanthropy and a daughter’s determination created the urban heart and the architectural look of Old New Orleans. The exhibit draws on the landmark buildings and rich collections of the Louisiana State Museum, portraits, treasures from the Pontalba Family château in France, loans from other collections, and historic and commissioned photographs to revisualize New Orleans’ iconic urban core: Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, the Presbytère, and the twin Pontalba Buildings.

Sponsor: Louisiana State Museum

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