Mu­se­ums & Ex­hibits

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CON­FED­ER­ATE MEMO­RIAL HALL MU­SEUM Es­tab­lished in 1891 by Civil War vets and their fam­i­lies, this is Louisiana’s old­est con­tin­u­ally op­er­at­ing mu­seum and the se­cond largest col­lec­tion of Con­fed­er­ate mem­o­ra­bilia in the coun­try. $10 adults, $5 ages 14 and un­der. Open Tu-Sa, 10 am-4 pm. www.con­fed­er­ate­mu­ 929 Camp St., 504.523.4522. Map 3, B6 CON­TEM­PO­RARY ARTS CEN­TER The city’s premier modern art ex­hibit space features ro­tat­ing ex­hibits and also plays host to per­for­mances. $10 adults; $8 se­niors/students. Open W-M, 11 am-5 pm. www. 900 Camp St., 504.528.3800. Map 3, B6 HIS­TORIC NEW ORLEANS COL­LEC­TION This trove of lo­cal his­toric trea­sures features free chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Open Tu-Sa, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Su, 10:30 am-4:30 pm. The Louisiana His­tory Gal­leries are housed in the Merieult House, circa 1792, while the Laura Si­mon Nel­son Gal­leries of Louisiana Art are in the circa-1825 Per­ril­liat House (400 Chartres St.). Guided tours of the Williams Res­i­dence are $5 (Tu-Sa, 10 and 11 am, 2 and 3 pm; Su, 11 am, 2 and 3 pm). 533 Royal St., 504.523.4662. Map 3, G4

LOUISIANA STATE MU­SE­UMS Open Tu-Su, 10 am-4:30 pm. $6 adults, $5 students/se­niors/ac­tive mil­i­tary, chil­dren un­der 6 free. Ca­bildo (Jack­son Square)–This his­toric struc­ture next to St. Louis Cathe­dral was the site of the signing of the Louisiana Pur­chase. Con­tin­u­ing: “The Ca­bildo: Two Cen­turies of Louisiana His­tory.” 1850 House (523 St. Ann St.)–An­te­bel­lum family life in New Orleans is de­picted and de­scribed here. Open Tu-Su, 10 am-4:30 pm. $3 adults, $2 students/se­niors/ac­tive mil­i­tary, chil­dren un­der 6 free. Old U.S. Mint (400 Es­planade Ave.)–Con­structed in 1834, this is the only build­ing to have served as both a U.S. and Con­fed­er­ate mint. Se­cond-floor ex­hibits trace the his­tory of jazz in the city, from its in­cep­tion to to­day. Pres­bytère (Jack­son Square)–Con­tin­u­ing: “Mardi Gras: It’s Car­ni­val Time in Louisiana” and “Liv­ing With Hur­ri­canes: Ka­t­rina & Be­yond.” For tick­ets and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: louisianas­tate­mu­ 504.568.6968. NA­TIONAL WWII MU­SEUM This liv­ing his­tory trib­ute to the vet­er­ans of World War II is a world­class mil­i­tary ar­chive. The Vic­tory Theater shows the 4D film “Be­yond All Bound­aries,” while the U.S. Free­dom Pav­il­ion: The Boe­ing Cen­ter of­fers “Fi­nal Mis­sion: The USS Tang Submarine Ex­pe­ri­ence,” and the Cam­paigns of Courage Pav­il­ion houses the “Road to Ber­lin” and the “Road to Tokyo.” $27 adults, $23.50 se­niors, $17.50 students/mil­i­tary, free for WWII vets and chil­dren un­der 5. “Be­yond All Bound­aries” and “Fi­nal Mis­sion” an ad­di­tional $5.­tion­al­ww2­mu­ 945 Mag­a­zine St., 504.528.1944. Map 3, B6

NEW ORLEANS MU­SEUM OF ART One of the South’s finest mu­se­ums, fea­tur­ing an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion from the 15th through 20th cen­turies, with a spe­cial fo­cus on Euro­pean and Amer­i­can paint­ings. The Syd­ney and Walda Besthoff Sculp­ture Gar­den of­fers more than 60 sculp­tures by ma­jor 20th-cen­tury artists. Open Tu-Th, 10 am-6 pm; F, 10 am-9 pm; Sa-Su, 11 am-5 pm. Mu­seum: $12 adults, $10 se­niors/students, $8 col­lege students, $6 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and un­der. Sculp­ture Gar­den open M-F, 10 am-6 pm; Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm; free. www. 1 Collins C. Di­boll Cir­cle (City Park), 504.658.4100. Map 1, D2 OG­DEN MU­SEUM OF SOUTH­ERN ART The most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of its kind, of­fer­ing a fresh, new look at four cen­turies of the Amer­i­can South. $13.50 adults, $11 se­niors/students, $6.75 chil­dren (un­der 5 free). Open Fri-W 10 am-5 pm; Th 10 am-8 pm for Og­den Af­ter Hours. www.og­den­mu­ 925 Camp St., 504.539.9650. Map 3, B6

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