The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art

The McKenna Museum is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the distinct culture found within the African American community of Louisiana. Open by appointment, you’ll find it is well worth your time to see the extensive collection of Dr. Dwight McKenna, who began thirty years ago to find and collect original art work from African American fine artists. You will find emerging artists represented as well, and your knowledgeable tour guide seeks to help interpret the visual aesthetics of the people of African descent both from North America and beyond.

The impressive diversity of art, along with artifacts and documents, is a peek into history that you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll see the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African American painter to gain international acclaim and renowned for his paintings “Nicodemus Visiting Jesus,” “The Banjo Lesson,” and “The Thankful Poor,” among others. Another artist whose work you’ll appreciate is Romare Bearden, who worked in oils, cartoons, and collage. In the 1960’s he became a founding member of the Harlem-based art group known as The Spiral, formed to discuss the responsibility of the artist in the struggle for civil rights. Dr. Nikki Brown’s “slice-of-life” portrayal of the black man remarks on the extraordinary ordinariness of life.

Located in the Garden District, this large, beautiful home is the perfect showcase for Dr. McKenna’s treasure chest of art.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 4pm (Call Thursday to Sunday)

Location: 2003 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130

The McKenna Museum is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the distinct culture found within the African American community of Louisiana. Open by appointment, you’ll find it is well worth your time to see the extensive collection of Dr. Dwight McKenna, who began thirty years ago to find and collect original art work from African American fine artists. You will find emerging artists represented as well, and your knowledgeable tour guide seeks to help interpret the visual aesthetics of the people of African descent both from North America and beyond.

The impressive diversity of art, along with artifacts and documents, is a peek into history that you won’t find elsewhere. You’ll see the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African American painter to gain international acclaim and renowned for his paintings “Nicodemus Visiting Jesus,” “The Banjo Lesson,” and “The Thankful Poor,” among others. Another artist whose work you’ll appreciate is Romare Bearden, who worked in oils, cartoons, and collage. In the 1960’s he became a founding member of the Harlem-based art group known as The Spiral, formed to discuss the responsibility of the artist in the struggle for civil rights. Dr. Nikki Brown’s “slice-of-life” portrayal of the black man remarks on the extraordinary ordinariness of life.

Located in the Garden District, this large, beautiful home is the perfect showcase for Dr. McKenna’s treasure chest of art.

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 1pm - 4pm (Call Thursday to Sunday)

Location: 2003 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130

ADULT:

$29.16

CHILD:

$9.72

WAS $32.40 | $10.80
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WAS

adult:

$29.16

child:

$9.72

WAS $32.40 | $10.80
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