SEAA Exhibits

  • The Laurel Valley Plantation Photographs of Philip M. Denman  Opening September 14, 2018

           This exhibit will be on display 09/14/2018 - 06/14/2019 in the Southeastern Architectural Archive, Jones Hall, Room 300, 6801 Freret Street,

           New Orleans, LA 70118. (504) 865-5699, seaa@tulane.edu

           OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Co-hosted with Tulane's Master of Preservation Studies Program.

            Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Showcasing the nearly 40-year photographic coverage of Laurel Valley Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana by Philip Marin Denman. The journey began in 1978 documenting the more than 100 buildings dating from the 1830s—ca.1900. Denman returned in 2005 to record the condition of the plantation 27 years later, and again in 2017 to photograph the 55 or so remaining structures. The striking b/w images are enhanced by a small number of color prints. The exhibit includes Denman’s capture of life in New Orleans’ French Quarter in the late-1960s to early-1970s, and his images of the remains of Seven Oaks Plantation in Westwego, Louisiana before its demolition in 1977. Special thanks to John H. Stubbs, Director, Master of Preservation Studies Program and Christovich Professor of Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture.

Generous support provided by the SEAA Gifts Fund and the Marjorie Peirce Geiser and John Geiser, Jr. Fund of the Southeastern Architectural Archive.

​         SEAA has digitized several of its in-house exhibits from past years. Included are links to earlier born-digital exhibits. 

            SEAA has loaned many items in Newcomb Art Museum's current exhibition EMPIRE. April 13, 2018 - December 22, 2018,

            at Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University.