We make history happen, by helping to fund education programming that is designed to engage visitors so they get the most out their museum experience.

Examples of our programming:

  • Founders Ball Lecture Series. The Louisiana Museum Foundation and the Louisiana State Museum present three lecture programs to accompany the: Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square exhibition & Intimate Dinner with Intimate Enemies and special guests at Tableau.

  • The three lectures will be offered and introduced by, Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D., the Pontalba exhibition curator- offered January 17, February 7th and March 21st offers two events- offering Intimate Dinner with Intimate Enemies-Thursday,March 21.7:30 -10:00 PM

  • Lecture (1)  Thursday, January 17, 2019. The first lecture in the series, The Making of The Baroness de Pontalba and the Rise of Jackson Square Exhibition and Jackson Square in Its Urban Context. The exhibition’s guest curator,Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D. will talk about what he discovered researching the exhibit at the Pontalba château in France and his further thoughts on Jackson Square. This illustrated talk explains the subtle harmonies that unite the disparate buildings that ring Jackson Square, the joint legacies of a philanthropic Spanish-born father and his formidable Creole daughter. The second half of the talk considers Jackson Square’s fourth side facing the river and Jackson Square’s mirror-image relationships with Lafayette Square uptown and Congo Square back-of-town.  

  • Lecture (2) Afterimage: Thursday, February 7, 2019. The second program will present two contemporary artists, Melissa Bonin & Andrea Mistretta and share their re-imaginings of the Baroness de Pontalba. From a grand opera to last year’s Rex parade, the Baroness de Pontalba lives on in the city’s memory. Two contemporary artists present their re-imaginings of the Baroness and talk about the motivations behind their work. Master of Ceremony will be Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D, he will introduce and offer Q&A.

  • Lecture (3) Thursday, March 21, 2019 The Baroness de Pontalba’s Legacy in Paris: Guest-Candice Nancel, Cultural Heritage Manager, Embassy of the United States of America, Paris. The third program will be a visual exploration of the sumptuous Hôtel de Pontalba by the U.S. State Department’s cultural heritage manager at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and how the U.S. State Department of Cultural Heritage Honors the Pontalba Legacy at the Ambassador’s Residence. Master of Ceremony will be Randolph Delehanty, Ph.D, he will introduce and offer Q&A.

  • All programs are hosted at the Cabildo, on the 2nd floor Gallery and seating is limited. All lecture programs are from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and a complimentary reception is offered from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. General Admission is $10.00. The lecture series is free for Louisiana Museum Foundation Founders Ball and Tableau Luncheon ticket holders and Friends of the Cabildo members.

  • Intimate Dinner with Intimate Enemies-Thursday,March 21.7:30 -10:00 Join the us as we dine at Tableau with our host Joseph Xavier Celestin Delfau, Baron de Pontalba, after the Cabildo Pontalba lecture for a 3 course wine dinner** at Tableau, with special guests Candice Nancel, Cultural Asset Manager at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, and Micaela de Almonester Rojas de la Ronde, Baroness de Pontalba. While dining enjoy an immersive theater experience as the Baron de Pontalba (actor Mikko Macchione) discovers that his daughter-in-law, Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba (actress Diana Shortes) is on the guest list

    For more information contact LMF at 504-558-0493 or RSVP via Eventbrite.com.

  • Music at the Mint: A concert series featured in the 3rd floor performance venue at the Old U.S. Mint. For a schedule of performances, look here.

  • The Louisiana Historical Center: We are making funding for the Reading Room attendant possible at the center, and educational programming for the Colonial Documents project. For more information on the Louisiana Historical Center, visit their website.