Louis Armstrong's first cornet next to Dave Bartholomew’s trumpet, by Eric Waters for 64 Parishes / The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
The New Orleans Jazz Museum At The Old U.S. Mint
December 6, 2018

This Tricentennial exhibit tunes in to the seminal rhythms of Congo Square and the earliest days of jazz, latter-day Louis Armstrong and the birth of American festival culture, the international hip-hop takeover of Cash Money and No Limit, the evolution of a brass-band riff as mobile as the second-line parades that bring it to life, and more. 

From the Opera House to the Warehouse is a joint exhibition in partnership with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In the fall of New Orleans’s tricentennial year, the LEH relaunched its quarterly publication 64 Parishes with a special issue dedicated to three hundred years of making and listening to music in the city whose sounds have arguably had more global influence than any other. 

Co-curated by Jazz Museum music curator David Kunian and 64 Parishes issue guest editor Alison Fensterstock, From the Opera House to the Warehouse brings these stories to life with artifacts from the Jazz Museum’s vaults.