Pope’s 1987 Visit Remembered Through Art

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The much anticipated art exhibit commemorating Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Crescent City opened Friday at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Portrait of Faith: John Paul II In Life and Art can be seen at NOMA until June 16th.

Arch Bishop Gregory Aymond spearheaded the campaign to showcase  art, photography, sculptures and relics which tell the story of The Pope’s historical three day visit.

The Pope was in New Orleans from September 11th thru the 13th, 1987.

Multimedia displays and an audio tour narrated by Harry Connick Jr. help visitors fully grasp the importance and magnitude of Pope John Paul II time in New Orleans.

This exhibit is a collaborative effort between NOMA, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, TX.