Degas House Museum, Courtyard & Inn

  • Event Space/Event Venue
  • Tourism
2306 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-5009
(504) 821-0870 (fax)
Hours:
M - F: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Call 24 hours: 504-821-5009

About Us

Degas House is the only home of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public. Built during the original development of the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood, read more
  • About

    Degas House is the only home of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas anywhere in the world that is open to the public. Built during the original development of the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood, Degas House dates from the early 1850s. In 1872-73, Edgar Degas came from Paris for a visit with his uncle Michel Musson, successful businessman and former postmaster. In New Orleans, Degas developed a new style of painting he referred to as “better art”. This evolved into the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, one year after he left the Crescent City. Degas House supports its historic mission through guided tours by Degas’ great-grand-nieces and as a premier venue for corporate events and some of the highest-profile weddings in the United States. Once the home of the Markey-Picard Institute for Girls, Degas House has the ability to accommodate up to 600 people. To book an event or a historic tour, visit www.degashouse.com.

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  • Whom to Contact

    • Ms. Carmen Chambers
      Event Sales Specialist
      Phone: (504) 821-5009
      Fax: (504) 821-0870
    • Ms. Mae D. Mayeux
      Social Media Coordinator
      Phone: (504) 821-5009
      Fax: (504) 821-0870
    • Ms. Meagen Moreland-Taliancich
      PR Firm Rep
    • Mr. David E. Villarrubia
      Director and Owner
      Phone: (504) 821-5009
      Fax: (504) 821-0870