The Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners' Hall
About the LHC
The Louisiana Humanities Center (LHC) at Turners’ Hall opened its doors in 2007 to provide innovative, respected learning spaces for humanities organizations and non-profit agencies in the state. As the LEH's headquarters in New Orleans and as a vital source of cultural activity, the LHC hosts non-profits, cultural organizations, national corporations, and academic associations for meetings, receptions, and public forums that advance the LEH’s mission. The LHC is located at 938 Lafayette Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans.
The centerpiece of the LEH’s successful 5-year Capital Campaign, the LHC’s Patrick F. Taylor Auditorium hosts innovative, original programs developed by the LEH, including the popular Louisiana Cultural Vistas Release Parties, the Professors Piano Nights, As Told By Themselves: New Orleans Brass Bands, the New Orleans Media and New Orleans Mayors series and screenings of documentary films. Past rental clients include: the New Orleans Film Festival, Nike, the Urban Institute, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Rand Corporation, the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Tennessee Williams Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans, Orleans Parish Public Schools, the Young Leadership Council, the Bureau of Governmental Research, and Americans for the Arts.
To book your event at the LHC, click here contact Director of Public Relations & Programs Brian Boyles or call 504.620.2632.
Turners' Hall is a 141 year-old historic building in the Central Business District of New Orleans. Built in 1868 by the Society of Turners, it was a German Social Hall and the site of weddings, political gatherings, gymnastics events and the like. It is an architecturally significant 30,000 square foot masonry structure with walls eighteen inches thick and 25-foot ballroom windows on the third floor.
“New Orleans is the only city that I’ve been in that if you listen the sidewalks will speak to you.” —John T. Scott
John Scott was one of those rare artistic spirits who let the “sidewalks of New Orleans” speak to his soul and imagination. Through his singular art, he has left us a visual and artistic legacy that will inspire us for generations. That is why the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has embarked on its mission to make the LEH Humanities Center a focal point for Scott’s art, for no other artist has captured the cultural spirit and complexities of New Orleans and its people as eloquently.
The collection now includes 23 works by Scott, ranging from small mixed-media sculptures to grand streetscapes, a breadth of historical and artistic meaning that truly enhances the spirit of learning and heritage in the Center.
The LHC offers the latest in Video Conferencing technology, connecting teachers, lecturers, and businesspeople to students, scholars, and clients from across the globe. The Patrick F. Taylor Auditorium and the adjoining 30 seat board room both feature easy-to-use interfaces and camera settings to meet the needs of today’s interconnected world.
For more information, contact LHC Director Brian Boyles at 504.620.2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.