Katrina 5 Years Later: Healing and Rebuilding Through Art

BY News Desk  August 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM EDT

As part of our look back at Hurricane Katrina five years after the disaster, we examine how art has played a role in the city’s ongoing healing and rebuilding process. Here are some highlights of our coverage:

Aug. 28, 2009: Graphic Novelist Josh Neufeld Revisits Katrina
The graphic novel “A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge” tracks the lives of city residents as they fled or remained, and then struggled to cope in the aftermath of the devastation of the city.

Dec. 15, 2008: New Orleans Art Exhibition Aims to Help City Heal
Prospect.1, a major contemporary art exhibition in New Orleans, seeks to help bring about the healing and rebirth of the vibrant city.

May 12, 2006: Poet Visits Hurricane Ravaged Birthplace
Born in Gulfport, Miss., poet Natasha Trethewey recently returned to the coast to witness the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the landmarks she elegized in her book “Native Guard.”

Nov. 18, 2005: Music Makes a Return to New Orleans

Musicians, scattered across the country by Hurricane Katrina, have begun to return to New Orleans, the city that helped give birth to jazz.