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Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans – October 5, 2013

New Orleans is the place to be for artists of all sorts – and Art for Art’s Sake is the perfect party for both artists and art-lovers! This event happens the first Saturday every October, so this year the street party is October 5th. This is the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing in New Orleans when you are staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.

Art for Art’s Sake is an art festival where galleries in the Warehouse Arts District and on Magazine Street are open from 6-9pm. Whether you are interested in browsing locally created paintings, sculptures, and photos or are looking for a valuable addition to your collection – everyone is welcome. Along the 5-6 mile stretch of Magazine Street, you’ll find boutiques and gift shops, as well as food and beverages stands along the street.

To extend the evening, you can reserve a table in a nearby restaurant.  You might try Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar – a sports bar featuring delicious pub fare with New Orleans flair!  You might also enjoy the late night menu at Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant which is also a Louisiana exclusive but with a surfer twist.

Feel like more art?  Attend the special reception at the Contemporary Arts Center – which will host a party till midnight. Admission to this party is $10 and allows you to explore new exhibits and enjoy live music.

CAC

It’s the greatest art event of the year in New Orleans – and everyone is welcome. Wear showed you don’t mind walking in, and enjoy the atmosphere of a sophisticated New Orleans street party!

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The National WWII Museum of New Orleans

The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Step back to one of the most significant times in American history while you are staying at the 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.  Less than four miles away you’ll find The National WWII Museum for an interesting and educational experience you won’t soon forget.  Reach back into our nations heritage in the variety of exhibits; each seeking to put personal stories and faces to important events.

Currently, you can explore Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience, which walks visitors through its final war patron which took place on October 25, 1944.  This experience puts you in a position to participate in a dangerous underwater battle that will reveal the bravery required by the sailors aboard the USS Tang.  You won’t want to miss this event!

USS Tang

Make the most of your visit to this museum by testing your instincts in an interactive environment.  Check out the unique What Would You Do?, an experience that requires visitors to  evaluate the difficult choices and make judgment calls to demonstrate the challenges encountered by men and women during WWII.

When you visit the museum, be sure to check out The Stage Door Canteen and American Sector Restaurants for entertainment and special events.  Be sure to fit this into your New Orleans itinerary when you are staying with us at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast – you won’t regret the time.

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Museums Around Town – New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

What is a stay at 1896 O’Malley House without a visit to to the New Orleans Museum of Art? Just a short walk (about 1.5 miles) away, and you can get lost in an art collection covering 4000 years. This amazing collection lives in 46 galleries and is worth about $200 million. The collection features pieces from America, Europe, Asia, and Africa; including Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and Native American pieces.  NOMA has been around over just over 100 years, and the fascinating collection within its doors will take you on a journey through art history through the Americas, and around the world.

NOMA also boasts an incredible selection of art on the peacefully landscaped grounds with 200-year-old live oaks. For a small fee, Wellness Classes are offered every Saturday morning and Monday evening – you can enjoy Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

During your visit to NOMA, enjoy your lunch at Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan.  The delicious menu and atmosphere reflects the values of the museum.  You might even run into our innkeeper, Larry, as he enjoys lunch at the Cafe frequently!

NOMA  ensures that visitors of all ages discover entertainment and enlightenment within their doors! From talks, films, and book clubs for adults to a Saturday Storyquest featuring professional children’s authors and illustrators for kids; NOMA provides creative and engaging activities to the community.

Currently, NOMA is celebrating expressionist and sculptor Ida Kohlmeyer who would be 100 this year, with a special display of items from the permanent collection called “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights.” Also featured this fall is the art of local artist Jim Richard in an exhibit called “Make Yourself at Home.” Finally, if you’re a fan of photography, check out the thought-provoking exhibition, “Photography, Sequence, & Time.”

We hope you’ll take advantage of this New Orleans masterpiece!  For more details about this wonderful place visit their website,our resource for this information and photo.  Also, the New Orleans Museums website has several more museum suggestions!

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New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum

New Orleans historic VooDoo Museum established 1972

Culture, secrecy, education, entertainment, magic, mystery, folklore, history, and legacy – New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum has it all.  This is an attraction that you won’t want to miss when you stay at 1896 O’Malley House.  This unique and interesting little institution in the heart of the French Quarter will make your visit complete.

At the New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum, you can learn…

History – VooDoo came straight from Africa to our own city of New Orleans!

Zombies, Gris-Gris, and Marie Laveau –  Beings, objects, and important people in the world of VooDoo.

Current Practices and Practitioners – Curious?  Explore modern use of VooDoo through local contemporary experts.

The museum also offers a VooDoo-Cemetary Walking Tour, which takes you to none other than the tomb of Marie Laveau, the VooDoo Queen!  The tour doesn’t miss other notable sites throughout “America’s Most Interesting City.”  The cost for the walking tours is $19 for adults and $10 for children (12 & under), and automatically includes free admission to the museum.  Schedule the tours with 24 hours advance notice, and will last 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Take home a mystical souvenir to remember New Orleans’ religious culture from our gift shop.  We have everything from VooDoo dolls to informational books.

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm – check it out!

All of this information has been obtained from the website for New Orleans Historic VooDoo Museum.