Explore New Orleans

New Orleans has something for everyone — jazz and Creole music, unique cuisine, historic cemeteries, ferries on the Mississippi River, literary landmarks, dance halls, galleries, and countless neighborhoods each with a flavor of their own.

Below is a sampling of some things to do during your stay. We'll add more information in the coming months — check back often!

Visit the Arts Council of New Orlean's guide to events, festivals, neighborhoods, and more at www.nolafunguide.com for more information.

NO Museum of Art
Festivals + Special Events

Odyssey Ball at New Orleans Museum of Art
The Forty-Fourth Odyssey Ball will be held at New Orleans Museum of Art on Friday, November 13. More info to come...
[ www.noma.org ]

Fringe Fest

New Orleans Fringe Fest
Check out Fringe's second year of weird, wild, fresh, and original performance art on November 11-15. "Theater suddenly seemed to be everywhere — in scattered oases for aesthetic Crescent City nomads. And the nomads came in droves." (Dalt Wonk, Gambit Weekly)
[ www.nofringe.org ]

NOLA cemeteries
Tours + Sighseeing

Cemeteries Tours
Save Our Cemeteries offers historically accurate guided tours through two of New Orleans' oldest and most historically significant cemeteries.
[ www.saveourcemeteries.org ]

New Orleans Rum

Old New Orleans Rum Distillery Tour
Celebration Distillation offers tours and tastings at the distillery. Tours offer a intimate and detailed look at the distillation process from beginning to end and conclude with a visit to the tasting room.
[ www.neworleansrum.com ]

Louise Bourgeois' "Eyebenches IV"

Sculpture for New Orleans
Sculpture for New Orleans is an ongoing sculpture exhibition placing monumental sculptures throughout New Orleans, from the well-traveled areas of Downtown, Uptown, and the Garden District to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Featured artists include Alexander Calder, James Surls, Louise Bourgeois, Mark di Suvero, and others.
[ www.sculptureforneworleans.org ]

Zulu 100 Years
Exhibitions + Performances

From Tramps to Kings: Zulu 100 Years
The Louisiana State Museum and the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club present this yearlong exhibit exploring the origins, unique Carnival traditions, and cultural and civic contributions of Zulu from 1909 to the present.
[ lsm.crt.state.la.us ]

Southern Rep

I Am My Own Wife @ Southern Repertory Theater
Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is the hauntingly complex true tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who successfully outwitted not only the Nazis and Communists, but could also spot a priceless antique at 100 yards. Actor Jamie Wax and director Carl Walker are together again, after their celebrated collaboration on Doubt two seasons ago.
[ www.southernrep.com ]

The Conference

General Information
Events + Tours
Hotel + Travel
Explore New Orleans

I just wanted to thank you for making a newcomer to your conference feel so welcome. I also wanted to congratulate you on such an organized, content- and experience-filled conference … with sessions and conversations that left me truly inspired and energized!
–2008 Conference attendee

The Alliance's 19th Annual Conference is supported in part by grants from The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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