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112-Year-Old New Orleans Business Popping Up in Aspen

IndependentsMay 07, 2024

112-Year-Old New Orleans Business Popping Up in Aspen

M.S. Rau is set to open a seasonal gallery in the high-end resort town early next month.

Rendering of M.S. Rau pop-up shop in Aspen, Colorado
A rendering of M.S. Rau Aspen, which will open on South Mill Street in downtown Aspen in early June
New Orleans—M.S. Rau, a 112-year-old New Orleans institution, is popping up out West this summer.

Earlier this week, the longstanding jewelry, antiques, and art gallery announced it will open a seasonal location in Aspen, Colorado, on June 6. 

M.S. Rau Aspen will occupy the entire street-level floor at 228 South Mill St., a historic building in downtown Aspen that is across the street from Louis Vuitton.  

Like its store in New Orleans, the Aspen M.S. Rau location will stock jewelry from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and more, along with artwork from masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, and Edgar Degas. 

It also will host special events and exhibitions in conjunction with the city’s major cultural events, including the Food & Wine Classic (June 14-16), the Aspen Ideas Festival (June 23-29), and Aspen Art Week in August.

The store will remain open through the end of September. 

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Max Rau opened M.S. Rau on Royal Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter in 1912. It is currently led by third-generation owner Bill Rau. 

The Aspen pop-up marks M.S. Rau’s first retail location outside the city.  

“We have a 15-year history of exhibiting here. This pop-up marks a significant chapter for M.S. Rau and exemplifies our ongoing commitment to providing an exceptional art experience in captivating environments,” M.S. Rau President Andrew Fields said. 

“We have long admired Aspen’s thriving art scene and its vibrant summer season, which attracts discerning collectors from around the globe.”

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