Must-See Ex­hibits

Look­ing for a cool way to cool off? Pay a visit to one of the city’s many mu­se­ums.

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HIS­TORIC NEW OR­LEANS COL­LEC­TION

Gi­ants of Jazz: Art Posters and Lith­o­graphs by Walde­mar Świerzy salutes AfricanAmer­i­can mu­sic pi­o­neers, while Sto­ryville: Madams and Mu­sic re­vis­its the city’s fa­bled red-light dis­trict, which helped es­tab­lish New Or­leans as a des­ti­na­tion for de­bauch­ery and a hot­bed of jazz. Also on ex­hibit: A Most Sig­nif­i­cant Gift: The Laura Si­mon Nel­son Col­lec­tion. 533 Royal St.; 410 Chartres St.; 504.523.4662

NA­TIONAL WWII MU­SEUM

Nazi pro­pa­ganda posters are ex­am­ined in State of De­cep­tion, a trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion from the United States Holo- caust Me­mo­rial Mu­seum that con­tin­ues through June 18. 945 Mag­a­zine St., 504.528.1944

NEW OR­LEANS MU­SEUM OF ART

Ja­panese Paint­ing: In­ner Jour­neys ex­plores sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween early Asian works and the land­scapes of lo­cal artist Regina Scully; Jim Steg: New Works cel­e­brates the late great Cres­cent City print­maker. Also on view: Re­cent Ac­qui­si­tions in Con­tem­po­rary and Mod­ern Art. 1 Collins C. Di­boll Cir­cle (City Park), 504.658.4100

NEWCOMB ART MU­SEUM

Mark­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of Puerto Ri­cans’ U.S. cit­i­zen­ship, Be­yond the Can­vas brings to­gether five of the is­land’s most ac­claimed con­tem­po­rary artists, who op­pose the con­ven­tional con­cept that a can­vas must be flat. Tu­lane Univer­sity, 55 Newcomb Pl., 504.865.5328

OG­DEN MU­SEUM OF SOUTH­ERN ART

The im­pact of color film on re­gional pho­tog­ra­phy is the fo­cus of The Colour­ful South: Wil­liam Chris­ten­berry, Bir­ney Imes, Wil­liam Greiner, Wil­liam Fer­ris and Alec Soth, open­ing June 10, while Trou­bled Wa­ters puts the spot­light on Mis­sis­sippi Delta pho­tog­ra­pher Wil­liam Eg­gle­ston. 925 Camp St., 504.539.9650

Cap­tion 7 pt, Myr­iad Pro Semi- “Jim Steg: New Works”

“State of De­cep­tion”

“Gi­ants of Jazz”

“Be­yond the Can­vas”

Myr­iad Pro Semi-bold Semi-ex­tended“The Colour­ful Cap­tion. South”

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