“It’s almost time for our gentlemen callers to start arriving.
How many do you suppose we’re going to entertain this afternoon?”
-Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie

World famous as an authority on Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, Dr. Kenneth Holditch is less well known as a distinguished collector of art. Works on paper by Paul Cadmus and George Dureau are central to his collection and NOMA was pleased to have the opportunity of bringing these lyrical and sometimes provocative images to the attention of a wider public.

The exhibition also included works by Paul Cadmus from the Larry Anderson Collection and the Joel Weinstock Collection, all promised gifts to NOMA. A selection of 19th century academic drawings from the permanent collection and other New Orleans collections provided an historical context.

Gentlemen Callers was seen in the Templeman Galleries on the Museum’s second floor from May 25 – September

Exhibit 5 (Gentleman Callers)

Exhibit 6 (Gentleman Callers)

Exhibit 1 (Gentleman Callers)

Exhibit 2 (Gentleman Callers)

Exhibit 3 (Gentleman Callers)

Exhibit 4 (Gentleman Callers)

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From the Collection of Kenneth Holditch