The internationally acclaimed paintings and sculpture of Hunt Slonem will be celebrated at The Cabildo November 21, 2023 – September 30, 2024 in the exhibit Hunt Slonem: A Retrospective.

Slonem is best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings of butterflies, bunnies and tropical birds. Slonem’s works are included in many important museum collections all over the world. Slonem maintains a thriving Manhattan studio while dividing his time between the Northeast and Louisiana. His art, so beloved in the New Orleans area, has captured the heart of the contemporary market and flourishes in galleries across the globe.

Hunt Slonem: A Retrospective considers the influence of New Orleans and its environs on Slonem’s iconic work. His paintings feature intensely colorful subjects—whimsical bunnies, profuse vandas, cattelayas, and irises and fiery perched motmots and amazons—often suspended in antique frames. This retrospective explores Slonem’s profound connection with this poetic city and the impact of its exotic mystique on his artistic vision. Paintings and sculpture lent exclusively by Louisiana patrons and museums are explored in an art historical context, and the precedents for his painterly style and subject matter are briefly considered. The painter’s sources of inspiration in Louisiana are explored.

Friends of the Cabildo members are invited to the opening of the Hunt Slonem: A Retrospective on November 18 with a champagne reception. Want to join the event but not a member? Join today.

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