Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique
2001 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 558-9966
Fax: (504) 571-6464
2001 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, US, 70130
- Phone: (504) 558-9966
- Fax: (504) 571-6464
Arts & Museums
Take a ride on the historic Saint Charles Streetcar and discover this life size doll house! Owner Bonnie Broel displays a collection of dolls including beautiful miniatures of Victorian, Tudor and plantation-style houses. This three storey Broel's Victorian Mansion and Doll House Museum, with fully restored antebellum home is also filled with an excellent selection of antique furnishings. This is a way to get some history and have a great time! For anyone planning a wedding at this facility, this is just the place to celebrate.
New Orleans residents love their food, so it's no surprise that New Orleans is home to a museum dedicated to its role in the South's culture. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (also known as SoFAB) was designed to bring discovery, understanding, and celebration of the culinary culture of New Orleans and the South through a series of exhibits. Hands-on and interactive exhibits include rotating presentations of photographs and materials on a variety of culinary-related topics, videos about Southern restaurants and restaurateurs, and an ongoing collection of menus from southern restaurants, past and present. In addition to exhibits, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host tastings, speakers, and demonstrations, all in an effort to further the understanding of this region's unique culinary culture.
Managed and owned by the non-profit organization 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center, The Big Top is an art gallery that also doubles up as an event venue. The idea behind it is to provide a platform to amateur artists and a space to the city that caters to all ages. Apart from art expositions, Big Top also explores alternative entertainment avenues like special films, drama, music concerts and similar events. This 150-seat venue can also be hired for private parties and celebrations. Though bar and beverage facilities are available on-site, smoking is strictly prohibited here. For venue hire and event schedule, call ahead.
Louisiana's Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall was established in 1899, when most of the artifacts were donated. Here, you can view a broad spectrum of items from the Civil War, including uniforms, weapons, ammunition, medical equipment, battle flags, and currency. Also on exhibit are the personal effects belonging to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and part of Robert E. Lee's silver camp service.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is a repository of many of the things that make this area of the United States great. Fine art, architecture, folk art and artifacts of the bygone Southern era can be found here. You also find unique exhibitions, such as Looking Back, Looking Forward, Becoming Ida Kohlmeyer, Walter Anderson and Friends, Clementine Hunter and Melrose, the Treme Storytelling Quilt Project, and The Jazz.
This modern art exhibit center, located in a renovated warehouse, is the heart of the New Orleans' art community. The Contemporary Arts Center offers a series of seasonally rotating exhibitions, classes, lectures, performances, screenings, and concerts every year. The exhibits waver between traditional and alternative art forms with works from both local and national artists. The center also serves gourmet coffees and specialty wines as well as a variety of pastries and sandwiches. Check website for upcoming events.
The National World War II Museum is made up of four sections, each containing a different exhibit. A variety of artifacts, testimonies and documents, particularly those chronicling the World War II period, are on display. There is a permanent exhibit, as well as temporary exhibits and electronic exhibits, all of which transport visitors back to that time in history.
Showcasing the art of Gustavo Duque and his earthly landscapes, view his collection at the Duque Art Center by appointment only. Exhibiting since 1995, Duque began his artistic career in jail. He produced over two thousand paintings and drawings in the five years he spent in prisons. Today, his art is consigned for donation to charitable foundations and worth more than a million!
Should you wonder what gallery really started it all, look no further than Arthur Roger Gallery. Since its opening 20 years ago in New Orleans, it has set the standard by which all other galleries are measured. Roger's ties to the art world in New York have played a major role in the development of the art community in Crescent City. He sets the standard by daring to be different, with feature shows that are strong on local tradition as well as those spanning the far reaches of the world. This gallery represents such artists as Francis Pavy, Ida Kohlmeyer, Douglas Bourgeois, Ersy Schwartz, Paul Lucas, Willie Burch, Gene Koss and George Dureau.
Louisiana Children's Museum offers a toddler area and children's drama, dance, and puppet shows. There are also art and science exhibits, as well as hands-on math and physics exhibits, and a reproduction of a television studio. Many of the exhibits are geared toward learning through doing. This style of learning makes it fun for both parents and kids alike. This is a great rainy day field trip and a good place for anyone trying to get away from the "adult" aspects of the city.
This 20,000 square foot studio is the workspace for established glass work artists and master printmakers as well as a place for them to display their work. This gallery is unique to the area by offering classes to anyone wishing to learn the fine art of glassblowing, kiln-fired glass, hand engraved printmaking, paper making, and bookbinding. When you visit the gallery make sure you view some of the skillful demonstrations that take place throughout the day.
Le Mieux Galleries is what the director refers to as, the Third Coast Art. Artists along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida create the works featured. A varied selection of styles are on display including oil on canvas, color and black and white photography, colored pencil, watercolors, wood/acrylic and monoprint. The gallery represents a number of artists, including Charles Barbier, Leslie Staub, Debra Howell, David Lambert, Nancie Warner and others. Le Mieux offers affordable art of the highest quality and a staff that willingly provides consultation in regard to individual and corporate needs.