Ancestors of Congo Square

Tony and I were invited to New Orléans Museum of Art for the preview of their new exhibition Ancestors Of Congo Square. The exhibit is in reference to the historic Congo Square which is near the French Quarter where, in 18th and 19th centuries, slaves would gather in Congo Square to socialize, make music, and dance.

If you are an art lover, especially of African descent, I suggest you visit the museum in City Park. It’s interesting to see the similarities between African and New Orléans art and culture. The one thing that’s unfortunate is that the names of the artists weren’t ever recorded. Makes me wonder how the art collectors that provided the pieces for the exhibit obtained them in the first place. Anyhow, the art is a reminder of our connections, family, and the beauty of our people.

 

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