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McKenna Museum of African American Art

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Address: 2003 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5310
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A Magical and Memorial Museum

I had an opportunity to visit the McKenna Museum of Art recently with my best friend, Cathy Hughes and a group of loved ones. We received a tour from the museum's docent, Kim and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
wanderlustlife
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had an opportunity to visit the McKenna Museum of Art recently with my best friend, Cathy Hughes and a group of loved ones. We received a tour from the museum's docent, Kim and one of the founders, Dr. Dwight McKennastopped in for a bit to share his insights about how he started the collection and stories about some of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Well, this was disappointing. My family was in town visiting from overseas and they really wanted to check out this museum. I called and scheduled an appointment for the six of us then later called back to confirm the appointment, but when we showed up for the tour, the gate was locked. When I tried calling, I got a message... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

This stunning house is filled with gorgeous pieces of art. What I liked is that there was a great range of art, some very recent pieces included. It also highlighted many pieces from up and coming New Orleans artists. A definite must see if coming to visit. Also looks like a great venue to rent for an event.

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New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Before you travel to the McKenna Museum, check their website and look for special events, especially the opening to an exhibition. They do an amazing job with their exhibitions geared to children and also life in New Orleans. The staff is very welcoming. The gallery space is very well spaced, and there are a lot of works produced by famous... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

I visited the McKenna Museum on a Saturday. It has a great selection of well-done, thought-provoking African-American art. I particularly liked the slice-of-life photographs of Dr. Nikki Brown, which attempt to counter the negative way African-Americans are often portrayed in the media. The days and times are limited, but it's worth a visit, definitely.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

My husband and I happened upon this museum while touring the Garden District. We were admiring the renovations of the beautiful homes in the area and literally stumbled upon this TREASURE. There is an obvious tone of loving dedication and committment to the community that you feel when you walk into this huge house that feels like a home in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Housed within the Treme community, this treasure is a pleasure to visit to catch some of the local artistry, culture and history. Housed in a charming old mansion, (with its Nawlin's southern French flavored architecture) offers the charm of being able to really appreciate the exhibits in a quiet and beautiful setting. Exhibits continue in two buildings off the back,... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

During our recent visit to NO in mid September, the McKenna Museum was on our list of things to do. Being fully aware of the Museum's limited days/hours of operation, I planned accordingly. On Thursday we got up early to have bkfst in the Garden District and did some sightseeing before we walked over in the sweltering heat to enter... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2009

The McKenna Museum is a snap for tourists- get off the St Charles streecar at St Andrew and go one block north. Dr McKenna's collection is terrific, heavy on portraits of African Americans- old & young, farmers & scholars. Some of the artists are a little rough around the edges, but many are incredible pieces of art any museum would... More 

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