Letters Read: Baroness de Pontalba

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LETTERS READ: Baroness de Pontalba

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Doors open 5:30

Performance 6:00 to 7:30 pm

The Cabildo Louisiana State Museum

The Louisiana Museum Foundation, Louisiana State Museum, Letters Read, Antenna, and stationer Nancy Sharon Collins bring an intimate, performative evening celebrating our love for history and architecture, and a unique understanding of our relationship with property.

For one night only, professional actors will read and interpret contemporary and historic communications surrounding the current exhibit The Baroness de Pontalba & the Rise of Jackson Square at the Louisiana State Museum’s Cabildo.

This event weaves the legacy of Don Andrés Almonester (1728–1798), his formidable daughter, Micaela, the Baroness de Pontalba (1795–1874), and specific members of her descendent family into an exploration of our notions of property and property ownership.

Special guests include emcee Christopher Kamenstein and Grace Kennedy.

Open Cash Bar

*One Complimentary beverage for Friends of the Cabildo and Louisiana Museum Foundation members.

About the image: “Spanish Cabildo” by artist Jim Blanchard, 1992. From the exhibition The Baroness de Pontalba & The Rise of Jackson Square at the Cabildo, French Quarter, New Orleans. The drawing was lent by Paul St. Martin and photographed by Advocate staff photographer Chris Granger.