Kick off your visit to New Orleans with bright lights, live music and tours of New Orleans’ premiere cultural institutions located in City Park. Enjoy the sounds of live jazz while feasting on an array traditional Creole fare at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Experience the pioneering light and neon sculpture of Keith Sonnier in his major NOMA retrospective. As the day gives way to dusk, walk through NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden, ranked as one of the best in the world, now with more than twenty-five new works by 21st-century artists in an expanded scenic landscape and lagoon. The neighboring New Orleans Botanical Garden, which includes The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Garden of works by the renowned Mexican-American New Orleans sculptor, will welcome visitors with dessert, drinks, and more music. Guests can move to the third point of the City Park triangle- open house to visit the nearly complete Louisiana Children’s Museum. Enjoy a sneak peek of the buildings and grounds of this new 8.5 acre campus as finishing touches are being installed in this ambitious new family-friendly museum.
Hosted by New Orleans Museum of Art, The New Orleans Botanical Garden and Louisiana Children’s Museum.
One evening event ticket is included in the full conference registration. Additional tickets are $45.00.
Buses will depart from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center beginning at 6:30 PM.