Restore the Oaks

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Tokesplace.com PRESENTS A Virtual Exhibit of

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“Restore the Oaks” Art Under the Overpass in Tremé The New Orleans African American Museum of Art and Culture ’s Exhibit

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In response to a 2002 call to artist by The Museum , New Orleans’ artists created a permanent exhibition of murals under Interstate 10 memorializing the people, organizations, mighty oaks and traditions of historic Tremé, the Seventh Ward and the African American experience in New Orleans.

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Art Under the Overpass in Tremé

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Mighty Oak Proxies

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In Restore the Oaks The Museum exhibited images of the larger-than-life murals adorning pillars supporting Interstate 10 along Claiborne Avenue between Orleans and St. Bernard Avenues, where once mighty Oak trees created an oasis of green.

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Louis’ World by Joy Elsel

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“When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what’s wrong .” Mahalia Jackson

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Some Mo Hair Baby by Labetha McCormick

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Sidney Bechet, Wellman Braud and Gene Fields by Kirk Douglas II

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Portrait of Fats by Lanis J. Domino

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New Orleans Jazz Funeral by Nathaniel Williams

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Untitled by Michael Bridges

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Zulu by Rudy DeMesme Valentino

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Some Like That Pump and Rhythm by Theresa Crushon

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Ernie K-Doe Emperor of The Universe by Cheryl McKay Dixon

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Norbert Rilleux engineer and inventor

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Untitled by Frank Will

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Untitled by Ivan Watkins

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Skelton Baby Dolls by Jamar Davol Pierre

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Presence of Africa by M. Sani

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Untitled by John Peyton

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Town Crier by Claire Foster Burnett

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Treme Market by Dianna Sales

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Treme Makin Groceries in the 1950s by Michelle Lavine

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Treme Neighborhood by Annette Merritt

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Thonry Lafon by Byron G. Martin

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Dr. Rivers Frederick by Rene Pierre

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Janel Santiago, Nelson Marsalis, The Morials

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God Called Me To Be A Crusader by Antoine Price, Jr

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Village Talking Stick by Robert Aquarius

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Untitled by Sean Haynes

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Music: Intro from Aura by Miles Davis West End Blues by Louis Armstrong Mood Indigo by Jungle Band from Ken Burns Jazz Disc 1

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