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9 Muses
Lyla Clayre Studio

9 Muses

Regular price $80.00
Limited edition print
10" x 20"
hand signed and numbered

There are nine streets in the Lower Garden District that are named after the Muses of Greek mythology - the inspirational goddesses of the arts. 

An homage to both the classical and contemporary, the Muses honor New Orleans and the creative culture she continues to inspire.

In considering New Orleans as a muse, the qualities of each of the nine muses take on new meaning in this contemporary context. The muses amplify each others' voices and create a powerful collective of inspiration and guidance.

New Orleans' rich history of muses isn’t limited to the street names of the LGD. The Krewe of Muses was of course the first-ever womxns’ Mardi Gras krewe. Kim Bernadas’ bronze sculpture ‘Birth of a Muse’ is located Terpsichore finger park near Prytania, and was the first work commissioned by the Arts Council following Hurricane Katrina.
"According to myth, poets, artists, scholars, and musicians would call on their particular Muse to ask for inspiration and guidance in their creative process.” Gemini is Femaissance’s first exhibition in the LGD, we couldn’t think of a stronger way to marry project and place than with Clayre’s muses. The 9 Muses fuses local and art history with womxn who inspire us today, in a thought-provoking body of work that demonstrates what it means to be muse-worthy today, and celebrates the power of female collaboration. 

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