Creole World - Mundial criolla


Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere by Richard Sexton

(Mundial criolla: Fotografías de Nueva Orleans y la Esfera Caribe Latina de Richard Sexton) 

February 13-April 23, 2016. This exhibition is presented in English and Spanish.
(13 de febrero a 23 de abril de 2016. Esta exposición se presenta en Inglés y Español.) 

Opening reception with artist's talk and book signing: February 13, 5-7 pm
(La recepción comenzará con la charla y firma de libros del artista: 13 de febrero de 5-7 de la tarde)

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world. Photographer Richard Sexton has been intrigued by this Creole world since he first traveled to Central and South America as a young man. For him, the architectural and urban similarities among Creole cities compose a visual theme supported by endless variations both grand and humble, old and new, carefully curated and wonderfully slapdash. With more than two hundred stunning full-color photographs of Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, and Haiti, as well as New Orleans, Sexton gives readers a taste of everything the Creole world has to offer. This exhibition is organized by the Historic New Orleans Collection. See an interview with author and photographer Sexton here.

(Casas de escopetas. . . escenas de la calles vibrantes. . . grandes villas y mansiones. . . colorido fachadas-son todos parte de un rico mundo históricamente, interconectado criollo. El fotógrafo Richard Sexton ha sido intrigado por este mundo desde que el villajo de joven a Central y Sur América. Para él, las similitudes arquitectónicas y urbanísticas entre las ciudades criollas han creado un tema visual realizado con el apoyo de variaciones tanto grandes y humildes, antiguos y nuevos, y maravillosamente y cuidadosamente. Con más de doscientas impresionantes fotografías a todo color de Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia y Haití, y también Nueva Orleans, Sexton da a los admiradores una idea de todo lo que el mundo de criollo tiene para ofrecer. Esta exposición está organizada por la Colección Histórica de Nueva Orleans. Vea una entrevista con el autor y fotógrafo Sexton aquí.)

Free lecture:

March 2, 2016, 6:30 pm: "The Good (Social) Life in Lesser Developed Countries" by Dr. Loren Demerath, Professor of Sociology.

While visiting family in Ecuador this summer, Dr. Demerath, presented the results of his study that compares the cultures of Ecuador and the United States at the preeminent new university, Yachay Technical Institute. Using interviews with Ecuadorians and Americans who have lived in both countries, Dr. Demerath has documented an inverse relationship between the quality of social life and institutionalization. His more recent work has accounted for the pattern through a theory of complexity and the emergence of structure across physical, biological, psychological and sociological phenomena.