African Elegance

An African art exhibition fueled with the intention to promote pride and prominence toward the ancestry and heritage of New Orleanians through grace and craftsmanship. It features jewelry, royal possessions, and prestige objects from the Democratic Republic of Congo that have been selected  from the Southern University at New Orleans African Art Collection by Master’s of Arts College of Museum Studies degree candidate Michael Brown. The exhibition will be on display in the
African-American Resource Center, located on the second floor, in the City of New Orleans Main Public Library, 291 Loyola Ave. from July 18, 2012 to mid October 2012.

* Two features of this exhibition are the MUKENGA MASK and the  KUBA CUP.


Object: Cup/Goblet
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Date:13th-14th Century
Collection:Southern University at New Orleans Bertrand Collection of African Art

3 In One Collection

Object : [Water Vessel]
Country : [unknown]
Culture : [unknown]
Date : [unknown]
B.L.A.S.T. Museum 3 In One Collection







This terracotta vessel may be used as a storage vessel. It has 3, uniquely placed handles that give it the ability to be used as a transportation vessel. When the handles are roped it can be used as a back pack. When the ropes are removed an individual can drink directly from it.

This vessel is under research by B.L.A.S.T. Museum Investigators and information will be updated soon.

*  B.L.A.S.T. Update…museum investagators are contemplating the creation of a new collection and transferring this vessel. It has been determined that this vessel can also be used to serve, and so it fits a new category of vessels.

Wine Skin

Object : Wine Skin
Culture : [unknown]
Country : [unknown]
Date : 19th Century
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Museum 3 In One  Vessels

Wine skin history is under research by B.L.A.S.T. Museum Investigators and material will be updated soon.


Dedicated to my Smith and Martin family in memory of Ms.Theresa  “Ronnie” Smith.



“Ya’ll know how we do …We WHYIANE ! for the wine .”

Country:United States of America
Date: 20th Century
Material: Glass
B.L.A.S.T.Museum: 3 In One Vessel Collection

 The Haunted House Wine label is a Halloween decoration novelty, but the wine is a Carlos and Rossi. It is a B.L.A.S.T:Museum favorite and is offered to family and friends during any occasion to really keep the party going. Nothing special about this wine except the merriment and good feeling during family time together. B.L.A.S.T:Museum Wineologists simply choose an inexpensive table wine and sometimes it may not be served during the festivities, so it is placed into hiding, then added to another occasion’s list. This Halloween carry over aged four years unintentionally and was supposed to be a Halloween treat, but it was selected for the 2012 July 4th celebration. This glass bottle is a great jug example and is a feature of the B.L.A.S.T:Museum 3 In One permanent collection. It is also a great serving,transportation,and storage vessel.

Jug Sliders are good accompaniment featured from the Carlos and Rossi party snack menu.
1 lb. ground beef
1 package of mini buns
2 table spoons of butter/margarine
4oz. button mushrooms (sliced thin)
2 large scallions (sliced)
1 shallot (minced)
1 cup merlot
green leaf lettuce
salt,pepper to taste

Tha Hole : B.L.A.S.T. Library

Leo Cotton. Old Mr.Boston, Deluxe Official Bartender’s Guide.(1935).Ben Burk Inc. Boston
Tha Hole : B.L.A.S.T.Museum Library

The Old Mister Boston Distillery was founded In 1933 in Roxbury,Massachusetts and produced gin,rum,bourbon,brandies,cordials,and liqueurs until 1986. Known as a bible of booze, both professional and home bartenders use this guide. The Mr.Boston company is also known for their collectible bottles. The Sazerac Company of New Orleans currently owns the Mr.Boston name and uses it to import light and dark Virgin Island rums.