Degas House Museum and Creole Impressionist Tour

Considered “one of the founders of Impressionism,” Edgar Degas was a French-born artist who was particularly adept at creating movement in his paintings, with more than half of his works depicting dancers. In 1872, Degas moved to New Orleans for an extended stay at the home of his Creole uncle Michel Musson on Esplanade Avenue. This is now the only home of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public. Here you will see prints of many of the paintings, particularly portraits, that Degas worked on in the home studio that doubled as his bedroom, and hear family stories that bring the subjects to life.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Degas House is also included in the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Built in 1852, the original mansion occupied most of the block. In 1920 it was divided in two and one wing moved off to the side twenty feet. Your tour will be through both houses, led by one of the great grand-nieces of Degas himself. The direct lineage guarantees insights that are personal and authentic.

Walk through the oak-lined neighborhood of Esplanade Avenue with your guide, learning the story of the French Creoles. Degas’ maternal grandparents were among the early Creoles who settled this beautiful neighborhood, referenced frequently in Degas’ New Orleans letters. This is a unique and special tour for art devotees especially, who will love hearing Degas’ story from a family perspective, or for anyone who would enjoy a peek into the past along Esplanade Avenue.

Hours: Museum open Monday- Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12 PM. Closed Sunday . Tours 10:30 AM and 1:45 PM. Tours must be booked in advance.

Location: 2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Considered “one of the founders of Impressionism,” Edgar Degas was a French-born artist who was particularly adept at creating movement in his paintings, with more than half of his works depicting dancers. In 1872, Degas moved to New Orleans for an extended stay at the home of his Creole uncle Michel Musson on Esplanade Avenue. This is now the only home of Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public. Here you will see prints of many of the paintings, particularly portraits, that Degas worked on in the home studio that doubled as his bedroom, and hear family stories that bring the subjects to life.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Degas House is also included in the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Built in 1852, the original mansion occupied most of the block. In 1920 it was divided in two and one wing moved off to the side twenty feet. Your tour will be through both houses, led by one of the great grand-nieces of Degas himself. The direct lineage guarantees insights that are personal and authentic.

Walk through the oak-lined neighborhood of Esplanade Avenue with your guide, learning the story of the French Creoles. Degas’ maternal grandparents were among the early Creoles who settled this beautiful neighborhood, referenced frequently in Degas’ New Orleans letters. This is a unique and special tour for art devotees especially, who will love hearing Degas’ story from a family perspective, or for anyone who would enjoy a peek into the past along Esplanade Avenue.

Hours: Museum open Monday- Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9 AM to 12 PM. Closed Sunday . Tours 10:30 AM and 1:45 PM. Tours must be booked in advance.

Location: 2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

ADULT:

$27.67

CHILD:

$20.99

WAS $30.74 | $23.32
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WAS

adult:

$27.67

child:

$20.99

WAS $30.74 | $23.32
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