Sheraton New Orleans announced the launch of an exclusive and expanded exhibit of original photographs of 1950s New Orleans by world-famous photographer Jack Robinson. The collection, which was curated by southern historian and author, Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, will be on display through March 31st as part of the hotel’s 30th anniversary celebration. An open house will be held this Thursday, November 29 in the Rodrigue Gallery from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to kick off the exhibit.
“Sheraton New Orleans invites guests and area residents to come view this extraordinary collection of Jack Robinson photographs that bring to life the iconic architecture, culinary delights and vibrant nightlife of the city’s French Quarter,” said Cara Banasch, Area Director of Sales & Marketing Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. “This exclusive exhibit is one of a series of events that we are holding this year in celebration of the hotel’s 30th anniversary as a gesture of appreciation for the continued support of this dynamic community.”
The collection of black and white photographs taken during Robinson’s early years as a photographer in New Orleans include several iconic images of Canal Street, when it was the city’s grand thoroughfare. Other photographs document legendary locales, well-known local personalities, and Mardi Gras celebrations including the arrival of Zulu and his court. After spending 10 years in New Orleans, Robinson then left for New York City where he became a celebrated fashion and portrait photographer for Vogue Magazine, photographing cultural icons such as Andy Warhol, Elton John and Joni Mitchell. The Jack Robinson exhibit is available to the public free of charge, thanks to the unique partnership between Sheraton New Orleans and Robinson Galleries.
More information about Robinson Galleries is available at www.robinsongallery.com.
An ever-popular favorite with meeting planners and travelers, The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel recently completed the majority of its $50 million revitalization project, resulting in a fully transformed lobby, refurbished guestrooms, brand-new Sheraton Club Lounge and new Sheraton food and beverage options. Additional renovations to the hotel’s meeting facilities and Pelican Bar are slated for completion in December of 2012.