This weekend we went to a wonderful wedding in New Orleans. The reception was held in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum was open, so we had a chance to see paintings by Thomas Eakins, Monet, and Dutch masters, Chinese pottery, carvings from Easter Island, Louis Comfort Tiffany perfume bottles, and beaded African masks.
The ceremony was held in the sculpture garden at sunset. The garden is beautiful, with a lagoon, magnolia grove, and 200-year-old, Spanish moss-laden live oaks. There are
57 sculptures, created by 20th century masters like Henry Moore, as well as contemporary works. After the ceremony, a brass band led us over the bridges to the museum. We waved hankies and the bride and groom led the way, holding parasols. Some sort of New Orleans tradition.
I didn’t get the opportunity to take many photos, so I gathered some images from around the web. It’s a must see if you’re ever down there.
Henry Moore “Reclining Mother and Child” (via about.com)
“Mother and Child” (via about.com)
(via MN Art Gal blog)
George Rodrigue blue dog (via Flickr)
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