Saturday, Jul 10, 10 AM

“Connecting the Pieces” virtual chats on Gulf South material culture

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8211 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA

In conjunction with the exhibition Pieces of History: Ten Years of Decorative Arts Fieldwork, THNOC is continuing its “Connecting the Pieces” series of discussions in July. Join our Visitor Services staff members for virtual interactive talks that reveal themes in the exhibition and of the history of the Gulf South. These Zoom-based programs, which run between 45 minutes and one hour, are free and will be available at several different dates and times (see schedule and registration link below). Space is limited; please register early. July: Luxury and Violence in the Plantation South The skill and craftsmanship of designers and artisans is on full display in beautiful decorative arts objects, but less visible are the economic and social influences that shaped such objects’ production and use. July’s program will delve into those influences, focusing on the role that the institution of slavery played in shaping the material culture of the Gulf South and examining the global trade networks that connected the region to markets and manufacturers around the world. Finally, we will explore the ways in which decorative arts objects are emblems of taste and refinement as well as material embodiments of wealth and power. Learn more and register today: