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The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans

In an attempt to preserve the cultural life of the French Quarter, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans provided local artists with a venue for their work, educated young art students and brought traveling exhibitions of cutting-edge modern art to the Crescent City from the 1920s through the 1950s. Stephanie Riegel and Wade Henderson’s film, “The Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans,” explores the club’s legacy using rich imagery of the members’ original works, excerpts from the writings of its founder Lyle Saxon, and interviews with surviving Club members, their families and friends. The film was commissioned and produced by the Historic New Orleans Collection.