Above: Install shot, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans - MICHAEL SMITH

New Orleans is not a city synonymous with contemporary art. Nevertheless, it has numerous world-class museums and galleries. And an hour or two of quiet contemplation can make a refreshing change from rich food and live jazz. The selection below offers something for everyone. These venues are all within walking distance of one another, with the exceptions of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Studio Be.

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