FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: MUSEUM SCULPTURE TOUR5-9 p.m. October 3, 2014
Stop by NOMA this Friday for a sculpture tour inside the museum. After the tour, pop back in the museum for films on two sculptors whose work is in NOMA’s collection. As always, we’ve got free art activities, live music, and cocktails at our cash bar. Join us!
- 5-8 p.m.: ART ON THE SPOT
- 5:30-8:30 p.m.: MUSIC BY REX GREGORY
- 6 p.m.: MUSEUM SCULPTURE TOUR
- 7 p.m.: FILM: George Segal: American Still Life
- 8 p.m.: FILM: Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture
About Rex Gregory
Rex Gregory is a saxophonist and composer residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Jazz Performance. He plays all forms of saxophones, clarinets, and flutes with near equal facility, which makes him a very sought after musician for a diverse array of projects. In addition, Rex is known for his composition and arranging abilities which are featured on his independently released studio recordings An End to Oblivion and recently released Rocket Summer. Rex has played with the premier music luminaries in New Orleans since his introduction into the city in 2002. He can frequently be heard with Jason Marsalis, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Irvin Mayfield, David Torkanowsky, Steve Masakowski, Wendell Brunious, Shannon Powell, James Singleton, Hellen Gillet, Jesse Mcbride and the Next Generation and many others.
About George Segal: American Still Life
Segal created his art out of life’s seemingly uneventful moments – waiting for the bus, drinking coffee in a diner, listening to the radio – but his sculptures are more than just frozen moments. They remind us what it means to be human. “Daily life has a reputation for being banal, uninteresting, boring somehow. It strikes me that daily life is baffling, mysterious, and unfathomable, “ said Segal. This fascinating program weaves together interviews with the artist, scenes of him at work casting s model in his studio, commentary from his friends, family, critics, and historians, and rare archival footage of the Pop Art scene in the 60s. The film tells the story of one man’s search for a unique way to express himself, and in the process, provides a lively history of American culture in the last half of the twentieth century. (60 minutes)
About Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture
Trained in Paris and Rome, Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered America’s premiere sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries. During his career that spanned three decades, Saint-Gaudens created nearly 150 works of art, including a number of major public monuments to heroes of the Civil War. While many passerby stop to admire his sculpture, few know of his life and times that created these incredible works of art. (60 minutes)