The rich music, food, art, and historical traditions in New Orleans help the city offer a blend of cultural experiences for students from around the world. When they head to the multi-ethnic Louisiana destination, many attractions await, including the Historic New Orleans Collection and Studio Be.
Located in the French Quarter, HNOC is part museum and part research center, with a focus on preserving the history and culture of the city and the U.S. Gulf South region.
The attraction’s new exhibit space, the recently renovated Seignouret-Brulatour Building, is home to galleries featuring large-scale images, video clips, touchable objects, a smelling station, and more.
As they explore the new space, school groups can get a glimpse at artifacts and archaeological materials that were discovered below the building during the excavation process.
Another immersive experience awaits students at Studio Be. A project by local artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums, Studio Be is a cultural art gallery housed in a warehouse just two blocks from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. The exhibits use art, in a variety of media, to tell the stories of revolutionaries, heroes, and everyday New Orleanians.
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Top photo: Gallery at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Photo by J. Stephen Young