The Museum's permanent collection consists of more than 6,500 objects, ranging from Chinese jade to comprehensive holdings of Louisiana art, including the New Orleans-made Silver and Newcomb Pottery. The collection also holds American and British portraiture and decorative arts, American Arts and Crafts pottery, and modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures, with a focus on southern artists.
A primary intent of the display of the permanent collection is the presentation of Louisiana’s complex regional history, alongside a series of exhibits of artwork by regional contemporary artists. With 15' ceilings in the galleries, works of art in a wide range of media are displayed.
Artist meditates on his daily swims to an island off the coast of Ireland
Depicts Cajun heritage through landscape paintings and symbology
An alternate mythology for Africans who were cast off during the Middle Passage journey
More than 75 works explore the path to Impressionism through the 19th century