Greater New Orleans

A Streetcar Named Desire

In 1947 playwright Tennessee Williams premiered A Streetcar Named Desire, a critically acclaimed theatrical work that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Read »

Abadie, Ben

Ben Abadie, head coach of Tulane's baseball program in the 1950s, is best known for his "field of dreams" training program. Read »

Abshire, Nathan

Nathan Abshire was a singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who was a central figure in the mid-twentieth-century evolution of Cajun music. Read »

Adams, Dolly

Jazz pianist Dolly Adams was a respected musician and band leader in New Orleans from the 1920s through the 1970s. Read »

Adams, Franklin

Franklin Adams was a prolific artist and teacher active in New Orleans for more than fifty years. His cross-media works spanned painting, sculpture, illustration, design, and architecture. Read »

Adams, Wayman

Painter Wayman Adams was primarily known for his portraits of prominent individuals painted in the “alla prima” style; quickly, often finishing his portraits in one sitting. Read »

Alaux, Alexander

Alexander Alaux, born in France in 1851, came to Louisiana at the age of six. After studying in Europe, Alaux returned to Louisiana, where he painted with his children until his death in 1932. Read »

Albrizio, Conrad

Though born in New York City, artist Conrad Albrizio did much of his work in Louisiana, and his frescos, murals, and paintings ornament Depression-era buildings throughout the region. Read »

Alférez, Enrique

Sculptor Enrique Alférez's life spanned almost the entire twentieth century, with much of it spent creating art works in Louisiana. Read »

Amacker, Frank

Frank Amacker, nicknamed “Dude,” was not only a gifted jazz musician, but also an impeccable dresser. Read »

Amans, Jacques

French artist Jacques Amans was the leading portraitist in New Orleans during the 1840s and 1850s. Read »

Anderson, Andy

Jazz trumpeter Andy Anderson had a successful career working in many jazz clubs and dance halls in New Orleans from the 1920s through the 1960s. Read »

Anderson, Matthew IV

For three decades, photographer Matt Anderson has focused his camera on New Orleans's musicians, cultural events, and the performing arts. Read »

Anderson, Sherwood

Sherwood Anderson first arrived in New Orleans in 1922 and quickly became the charismatic center of the arts scene now known as the French Quarter Renaissance. Read »

Anderson, Walter Inglis

Walter Inglis Anderson, born in New Orleans, expressed his unique artistic vision in murals, watercolors, oils, sketches, sculpture, rugs, wallpaper, and furniture, among other art forms. Read »

Arquier, Joseph

Composer and cellist Joseph Arquier lived in New Orleans between 1800 and 1804. Read »

Art and Letters

The journal “Art and Letters” played a significant role in the development of the late-nineteenth-century New Orleans arts community. Read »

Artists' Association of New Orleans

The Artists’ Association of New Orleans, which was incorporated in 1886, promoted the appreciation of fine arts in the South in general and New Orleans in particular. Read »

Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans

Between 1922 and 1951, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans worked to enrich and expand the city’s artistic heritage and served as one of its cultural centers. Read »

Audubon Park

Fronting the Mississippi River, Audubon Park is one of New Orleans’s most popular attractions for both tourists and locals. Read »