July 22 – October 16, 2011
In Search of Julien Hudson
Free Artist of Color in Pre–Civil War New Orleans
This exhibition is the first retrospective of the brief but important career of portraitist Julien Hudson (ca. 1811 – 1844), one of the earliest- documented free artists of color working in New Orleans during the 19th century.
In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre–Civil War New Orleans is co-organized by Worcester Art Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection and is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Creative Genius. Initial research was funded by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Learn more about the works on view in a blog post by Curator Sara Arnold.
Curators Pam Wall and Sara Arnold discuss our new exhibitions with Sweet Carolina's Colette Harrington.