Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Noche Latina, Saturday, August 15

The Edgar Degas Foundation hosted a summer party, Noche Latina, at Degas House. After earlier bouts of rain, the skies cleared and the event was a major success for the more than 250 who attended.

Special thanks to performers Javier Gutierrez & Acoustic Swiftness and our numerous event sponsors:

Casa Garcia
Cafe Degas
Churros Cafe
Event Rental
Taqueria Guerrero
Community Coffee
Whole Foods Market
Santa Fe Restaurant
Southern Eagle Sales & Service
New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation

Friday, August 7, 2009

Current Exhibit: Degas and New Orleans

Organized by the Edgar Degas Foundation and the Louisiana State Museum, this traveling exhibition focuses on Degas' time in New Orleans and the events that led to the First Impressionist Exhibition of 1874.

The exhibit includes reproductions from Degas' famous New Orleans collection; family photographs; original furnishings; and information about his life and work.

The tour of the house and exhibit includes the award-winning documentary, Degas in New Orleans, A Creole Sojourn. To schedule a tour, please call (504) 821-5009.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


For over a quarter-century the French Heritage Society (FHS) has championed historic preservation and brought new life to France's historic buildings, supported restoration work in New York at the French Consulate and, significantly, aided New Orleans during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

Saving a city means saving the people, of course, and rebuilding homes; but it also requires a strong effort to save the history, too. Degas House, therefore, is grateful to FHS for the honorary plaque (above), the first of its kind awarded to any building in the United States.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Javier Gutierrez at Degas House

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Edgar Degas Foundation presents Noche Latina featuring Javier Gutierrez & Acoustic Swiftness.

TIME: 7pm to 11pm

PLACE: Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans

Latin food and drinks available. Admission of $10 includes one drink.

Join us for an evening of great music and dancing to benefit the nonprofit Edgar Degas Foundation.

For more information, please call our office at 504-821-5009.