Bonwit Teller & Co. (American, founded 1907). Cloche, ca. 1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Cuyler T. Rawlins, 1959 (2009.300.1977)
Culturally rich and historically complex, New Orleans often feels like its own museum. Unintentional exhibits are found in stumbled-upon courtyards, time-capsule bars, famous old restaurants and restored homes. The city's actual museums also go a long way toward preserving and celebrating its culture and history, too, and are staffed with people who love sharing fascinating facts (and artifacts).