Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Degas House Honored by the City of New Orleans

The recent
"Degas 175" event was exciting in so many ways.

What made it particularly memorable was the Proclamation presented by Councilmember Jackie Clarkson. In it, the City of New Orleans honored Degas House for its unwavering commitment to Edgar Degas and his legacy.

Shown above, accepting the award from Councilmember Clarkson (left), is Degas House's Administrative Director David Villarrubia (right).

Our thanks to everyone who joined us for the ceremony!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our thanks to everyone who made "Bon Anniversaire-Degas-175" such a fun and special day. In all, over 300 people attended the festivities at Degas House on Sunday, July 19.

Attendees included Council Member Jackie Clarkson, who honored Degas House with a proclamation from the city of New Orleans. The dramatic exhibit "Degas and New Orleans" was also unveiled in the South Wing of Degas House, 2300 Esplanade Avenue.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans' Musicians' Clinic, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Le Tourment Vert, W Hotel New Orleans, Daniel Esses, and the Backbeat Foundation.

If you haven't already, check out our Facebook page for links to party photos from the day.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


DATE: Sunday, July 19, 2009

LOCATION: Degas House Historic Home, Courtyard & Inn
2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

TIME: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebration / Open House Begins @ 5 PM
Music starts @ 6:30 PM

EVENT: A celebration commemorating the 175th birthday of Edgar Degas including the unveiling of a new traveling exhibit "Degas in New Orleans" by the Louisiana State Museum and the music of Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show.

FREE ADMISSION: Donations appreciated / Food and drinks available.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Edgar Degas Foundation whose educational mission is to preserve the legacy of the French Impressionist Master for New Orleans and the world.

Chapeaux (hats) and Tu-Tus strongly encouraged.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

AAA Southern Travelers

It’s official! THE DEGAS HOUSE in New Orleans was named a Southern Travel Treasure be AAA’s magazine, “AAA Southern Traveler”

Featured in the July/Aug 2009 issue of the “AAA Southern Traveler” THE DEGAS HOUSE was selected as a Southern treasure for its appeal to typical AAA members.

“AAA Southern Traveler” circulates to more than 210,000 AAA homes in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. More than 70% of readers choose the South for their vacation destination.

“We’re pleased to add the DEGAS HOUSE to the growing list of “treasures’ in our region.” Said Michael Right, editor/publisher of “AA A Southern Traveler.” Our members realize the South has endless travel and recreational opportunities. We try to offer events like this to our readers to encourage more exploration of local sites and attractions.”

For tours and additional information call (504) 821-5009 or request information from info@degashouse.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fredy Omar con su Banda.

DEGAS HOUSE presents an evening of live music by Fredy Omar con su Banda.

Unwind after work with your neighbors and friends... enjoying live music in the courtyard of a historical landmark.

Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $10 per person includes one drink ticket and donation to the nonprofit Edgar Degas Foundation.

For more information, call Degas House: (504) 821-5009 Sponsored by Degas House, NOLA Brewing, and the New Orleans Musicians'Assistance Foundation.

Note: Free, secured and lighted off-street parking at 2401 Esplanade Avenue, corner of Rocheblave behind Musicians' Union Building, less than one block from Degas House. In consideration of our neighbors,please use the lot and do not park on the street.