Decorative Arts Trust in New Orleans / by Cybele Gontar

This past weekend, the Decorative Arts Trust held a fall symposium in New Orleans to introduce its members to the rich history of the city in timing with the tricentennial. Throughout their stay, members were led on lovely historic tours exploring the French Quarter, Garden District, and Creole plantations with New Orleans historians. Additionally, several art historians from New Orleans gave talks throughout the weekend. Cybèle Gontar, Degas Gallery owner/director, gave a talk Sunday morning on a show she recently curated at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1785-1802.