By Steven Forster for the Times-Picayune
To honor Chef Leah Chase’s contributions to the city, the New Orleans Museum of Art opened an exhibition of 20 paintings that capture her at work in Dooky Chase’s kitchen. The series, painted by New Orleanian Gustave Blache III, is an intimate glimpse into Chase’s restaurant business, depicting her stirring culinary concoctions, ordering supplies and greeting restaurant guests. Blache welcomed guests that included Richard Colton, Beverly McKenna, Diana Blache, Jennifer Ramsey, Beverly Ramsey, Sara Wilson and Marseille Blache.
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The New Orleans Museum of Art’s photography curator, Russell Lord, gave a tour of his latest exhibition, “What Is a Photograph?” Alexandra Kaczenski, Joshua Mann Pailet,
Chester Kaczenski, Lisette de Boisblanc, Jennifer Shaw, Averil Sherman, and Joseph William Sherman were some of the many photo fans taking in the show, which looks at photography from the 1840s to present.
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