NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) will host three installations of the citywide contemporary art triennial Prospect.5, titled “Yesterday we said tomorrow,” Oct. 23, through Jan. 23, 2022, at 520 and 533 Royal St. in New Orleans. Ticketed admission is free, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test is required for admission at all THNOC properties.

The Prospect.5 exhibitions on view at THNOC are:

  • “In This Here Place,” an exhibition by photographer Dawoud Bey that visits Louisiana plantation landscapes that were witness to slavery-era violence. The works include large-format black-and-white photographs and “Evergreen,” a multimedia installation accompanied by music performed by Imani Uzuri.

 

  • A display of photographs by New Orleans artist and photographer George Dureau.

 

  • An exhibition by cultural historian Josh Kun recalling the 8th Cavalry Mexican Military Band’s memorable visit to the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

 

“The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to again host Prospect New Orleans installations,” said Daniel Hammer, THNOC President and CEO. “These exhibits speak to our mission, which is dedicated to stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. We invite all New Orleanians and visitors to the city to experience these historically focused, thought-provoking installations.”

“P.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow,” a title inspired by the 2010 album “Yesterday You Said Tomorrow” by New Orleans jazz musician Christian Scott, features 51 artists in more than 15 venues around the city. Prospect.5 is curated by Artistic Directors Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi. For more information, visit Prospect5.org.

Visitors may view the Prospect.5 exhibitions on view at THNOC every 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 at hnoc.org are recommended.