Night of Ideas: Where Are We Going?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 7:30pm

New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

Located at the foot of Esplanade Avenue, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, located in the Old U.S. Mint, is a national historic landmark that is part of the Louisiana State Museum system.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is strategically located at the intersection of the city’s French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor. The Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances. For further details, visit

You can hear great music from some of New Orleans’ best contemporary artists in the state-of-the-art performance venue on the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s third floor. The Museum uses the space for evening programs, solo and small group concerts and special events while the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park offers daily live music programs for local residents and visitors to the Museum. Learn more and find a calendar of events at


Upcoming Shows

The 1st in-person edition of the Night of Ideas in New Orleans will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in partnership with the Hilliard Art Museum, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Alliance Française of New Orleans, and the Consulate General of France in Louisiana. The event will also be livestreamed. This event will feature a multidisciplinary artist talk on the theme "Where Are We Going?" and will be followed by a musical performance by Martinican musicians Sélène Saint-Aimé and Boris Adélaïde-Reine. [ Participants include artistic voices from France and Louisiana. • L. Kasimu Harris, Writer/Photographer • Benjamin Hickey, Curator at the Hilliard Art Museum (Moderator) • James Michalopoulous, Painter • Sélène Saint-Aimé, Musician ] The Night of Ideas is an opportunity to engage with creatives across disciplines to better understand how they have adapted their creatives processes in recent years. What impact have the pandemic, social justice movements, and international crises had on their sources of inspiration, their artistic practices, and dissemination of their work? The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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