Louisiana State Museum
November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020
PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public. PhotoNOLA’s broad range of programming connects and inspires our community through photography. Each December, New Orleans shines as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts, and professionals in the field.
The Arsenal is located in the heart of the French Quarter, only a few yards from historic Jackson Square in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1839, the Arsenal originally housed the Orleans Artillery. Since 1914 it has served as a Louisiana State Museum site; it is open to the public via the adjacent Cabildo museum. The Louisiana State Museum (LSM) is a statewide network of National Historic Landmarks and architecturally significant structures, which house half a million artifacts that showcase Louisiana’s history and culture. The LSM operates under the direction of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.