NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Saturday, Aug. 17, THNOC will host a family day for its exhibition Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, presented by The Helis Foundation, with interactive experiences for all ages on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring the entire family to the French Quarter and explore three decades of contemporary art in New Orleans through a morning of fun-filled activities.
Staff members will be at THNOC’s new exhibition center at 520 Royal Street leading storytelling, youth-focused guided tours, and hands-on art and sculpture activities. Admission to the exhibition and all family day activities is free, and there is no prior registration required. Caregivers are asked to accompany children in all museum spaces.
Following the fun of family day, guests are invited to continue to engage with history in THNOC’s new education galleries (also at 520 Royal St.) or to embark on a self-guided tour of the Louisiana History Galleries at 533 Royal St. using the children’s activity guides created specifically for that space. In addition, The Shop at The Collection and Café Cour will also be open before and after family day.
“Art of the City,” on view through Oct. 6, is the inaugural exhibition of THNOC’s new facility at 520 Royal St., which is open Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition is free, and advance registration is not required for the event.