Looking Back, Looking Forward:
The Art, Architecture and Design of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair with support from BankOne
The Museum continues its 20th anniversary celebration of the Louisiana World Exposition, anniversary of the six-month event that transformed the architectural landscape of the city's riverfront and Warehouse District and brought seven-day-a-week activities to downtown New Orleans. The Museum will examine the architecture and design of the Fair, including the evolution of thinking behind the design and creation of the Wonderwall, an architectural focal point. Also showcased will be leading Louisiana artists who are in the Ogden Museum Collection and whose work was displayed during the Fair. These artists either came to artistic maturity in the 1980s or their work gained broader public attention during that time.