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Published in conjunction with Louisiana’s bicentennial of statehood in 2012, A Unique Slant of Light includes 276 entries on Louisiana artists, authored by dozens of noted scholars, and more than 400 full-color images from private collections and the state’s major museums and archives, available for the first time in an elegant print edition.Published by the LEH in partnership with the State Bicentennial Commission, A Unique Slant of Light provides a lasting record of the state’s artistic and cultural heritage.
New Orleans celebrated the 300th anniversary of its founding in 2018. In recognition of the diverse cultures and rich history of New Orleans, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities published New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018, a collection of essays by leading scholars illuminating the city’s role in major events in US and world history, the economic innovations and cultural expressions birthed in the city that impacted people around the globe, and the succeeding waves of new populations who have defined–and redefined–the city’s soul.
Published by the LEH in partnership with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and the 2018 NOLA Foundation, New Orleans and the World explores the city’s first three centuries through the eyes of its finest historians and cultural commentators.
Contributors include Emily Clark, Erin Greenwald, Keith Weldon Medley, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, John Shelton Reed, Sally Reeves, Daniel Usner, and Dr. Michael White, with forewords from Leah Chase and Walter Isaacson. Richard Campanella, Robert L. Dupont, Freddi Williams Evans, Alecia P. Long, Kara Tucina Olidge, and Lawrence N. Powell served as the editorial board for the book, which was edited by Nancy Dixon. Vivid photography, artwork, and archival documents serve to illustrate three centuries of New Orleans life.
“A perfect coffee table volume, and an episodic history of the ways in which New Orleans has become a world-renowned city.” –Susan Larson, The New Orleans Advocate.
The new tour of Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibition “Water/Ways” opens Saturday, May 29, at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.Read More
This summer the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of live virtual conversations with and about the recipients of the 2021 LEH Humanities Awards.Read More