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Arthur Q. Davis: Legacy of a Modern Architect

Guest House, by Arthur Q. Davis.
Guest House, by Arthur Q. Davis. Image courtesy of Courtesy of Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Dvision, Tulane University Libraries, Curtis & Davis Office.
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, 70130

In 1947, a time in which few New Orleans-based architects were advancing modern architecture, Arthur Q. Davis and his partner, Nathanial C. Curtis, established their practice in the city. The Curtis and Davis firm was best known for designing the Louisiana Superdome and modernist landmarks in New Orleans, including the New Orleans Rivergate Exhibition Center; the New Orleans Public Library; Royal Orleans Hotel; St. Francis Cabrini Church; the Caribe Building; the Automotive Life Building; private residences (including Davis’ own); Thomy Lafon Elementary School; and the George Washington Carver Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools. The exhibition will showcase images, drawings and related archival materials to create a cohesive look at Davis’ life and work.

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