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Mitchell, Reginald

Self-taught artist Reginald “Reggie” Mitchell paints vibrant and expressive images of New Orleans landmarks and street life which, while recognizable, often display a distorted treatment of perspective and scale. Read »

Moïse, Theodore Sydney

Theodore Sydney Moise moved to New Orleans, where he operated a successful portrait studio until his death in 1850. Read »

Moliere, Frank

Frank “Little Daddy” Moliere was a traditional jazz piano player and singer from New Orleans. Read »

Molinary, Andres

Born in Gibralter, Andres Molinary settled in New Orleans in 1872 and became an active leader and teacher in the art community. Read »

Monroe, Frank A.

Frank Adair Monroe served as the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court from 1914 to 1922. Read »

Montana, Allison

SEE Tootie Montana

Mooney, J. D.

Jockey J. D. Mooney was the son of a riverboat captain and horse breeder from New Orleans. Read »

Moore, C. Bennette

C. Bennette Moore established himself as a photographer of both portraits and scenic locales in New Orleans in the early decades of the twentieth century. Read »

Moore, James

SEE Slim Harpo

Moore, Thomas Overton

Thomas Overton Moore served as the fourteenth governor of Louisiana, leading the state through much of the Civil War. Read »

Moreland, William Lee

William Moreland played a significant role in advancing the evolution of contemporary art in Louisiana's Acadiana region. Read »

Morgan, Andrew

Andrew Morgan was a New Orleans traditional jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and audience favorite at Preservation Hall. Read »

Morgan, Eddie

A star athlete at Tulane University, Eddie Morgan played for the New Orleans Pelicans in 1927 before joining the Cleveland Indians. Read »

Morgan, Elemore, Jr.

Elemore Morgan, Jr. was an internationally recognized landscape painter and longtime advocate of the visual and performing arts in Louisiana. Read »

Morgan, Elemore, Sr.

Photographer Elemore Morgan, Sr., made an important visual record of mid-twentieth-century folkways, rural life, indigenous architecture, and landscapes in Louisiana. Read »

Morgan, Sister Gertrude

Sister Gertrude Morgan left her family and husband to move to New Orleans where she became a missionary and street evangelist. Music, poetry, and art were the primary tools of her ministry. Read »

Morganza Spillway

The Morganza Spillway in Louisiana is a component of the flood control system for the lower Mississippi Rivier. Read »

Morial, Dutch

Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, the first African American elected mayor of New Orleans, served two terms in office, from 1978 to 1986. Read »

Morial, Ernest

SEE Dutch Morial

Morris, David Rae

David Rae Morris is an art photographer and photojournalist who maintains a home and studio in New Orleans. Read »