The Spanish South
The 2022 edition of the New Orleans Antiques Forum focuses on the Spanish era in the southern region of the United States.
From 1763 to 1803, Louisiana was part of the vast Spanish colonial domain that encircled the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, leaving an indelible mark on the art, architecture, and material culture of the region. Across the Americas, Spanish colonial rule led to cross-cultural exchange, as goods from Europe, Asia, and enslaved and Indigenous craftspeople inspired new artistic expressions in ceramics, silver, textiles, and more
In anticipation of the upcoming THNOC exhibition, Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean, the 2022 New Orleans Antiques Forum will explore the colorful Spanish era in Louisiana and the surrounding gulf region. Experts and scholars from across the country will explore decorative arts in Mexico, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, and beyond.
About The Historic New Orleans Collection
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Founded in 1966 through the estates of General L. Kemper Williams and Mrs. Leila Moore Williams, THNOC has helped local residents and visiting tourists better understand the multicultural history of the region through thought-provoking exhibitions; original books, periodicals, and articles; and its public research center. In addition, it offers a robust programming schedule and an extensive array of educational resources for teachers and students of all levels.