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Southern Art at Louisiana State Museum

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until May 28

In 1998, Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen made a gift of more than 100 paintings, sculptures and mixed media works of art to the Louisiana State Museum, which would alter the collecting orientation of the Museum and establish a core of contemporary Southern regional art. Much of the collection was on display in Madame John’s Legacy, part of Louisiana State Museum, from 1999 to 2005, when the effects of Hurrican Katrina required it to be removed. Now, after a hiatus of 10 years, the Museum presents Soul of the South: Selections from the Gitter-Yelen Collection, an exhibition at the Old U.S. Mint of more than 60 two- and three-dimensional works of art from the Collection. The works are created by 34 self-taught artists, including Roy Ferdinand, Clementine Junter, Sister Gertrude Morgan and Howard Finster.

The Old Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, 70116