Friday, June 29th from 5pm to 9pm June 29, 2012


Join us this Friday for cajun music, cooking demos, an artist lecture and culinary documentaries!
Where Y’Art?! All programs include:

The New Orleans Museum of Art would like to thank WYES, THNOC, and Kevin McCaffrey for their generosity to allow their wonderful documentaries to be screened as an addition to Where Y’Art?!.

About New Orleans Food Memories
Who invented the poor boy sandwich? Who put the sizzle in a classic New Orleans steak and how did such a dish spread throughout the county? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the WYES local documentary, New Orleans Food Memories.

This documentary features Chef Leah Chase, who is also the focus of NOMA’s exhibition, Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III which opened April 24th.

About We Live To Eat
James Beard Awards 2009:
Finalist in Broadcast Television: National and Local Category

New Orleans’ food history and traditions and whether they would live on after Hurricane Katrina are explored in this documentary, produced by e/Prime Media and Kevin McCaffrey for The Historic New Orleans Collection in combination with an exhibit featuring artifacts and prints exploring the same theme. With a lively soundtrack of food related songs by New Orleans musicians, it discusses the culture of the markets, the African, French, Spanish and Italian food influences in New Orleans and the cultural history of Creole culinary and social traditions that live on today. Will they survive displacement and Americanization?

This documentary features Chef Leah Chase, who is also the focus of NOMA’s exhibition, Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III which opens April 24th.

About Jan Gilbert & 30 Years/30 Blocks
The Front gallery on St. Claude becomes host to and microcosm of the 30-year body of public works by native New Orleanian artist Jan Gilbert. Room 1 serves as a retrospective album presenting a new body of photographs alongside archival documentation of her 30-year body of public artwork, and introduces an upcoming series of public pieces to appear in New Orleans in 2014.

Additionally, the back yard and its chain link fence are re-purposed by Gilbert and artist/collaborator Babette Beaullieu. Ushering in the 2012 hurricane season, a new hybrid of Cajun prayer flags flutter alongside an interactive component encouraging passers by to offer their personal wishes or prayers.

About Bruce Daigrepont
Performing Cajun songs and old-time country ballads, Bruce almost single-handedly has popularized Cajun music and dancing in New Orleans. Gina Forsyth will join Bruce on his accordion with a sizzling fiddle and vocal harmonies for a rare duo performance. Bruce is fully immersed in the singer-songwriter tradition. Several of Bruce’s compositions have entered into the standard Cajun dance band. Bruce is about pride of culture and heritage; pride in being what he is, a Cajun from the heart, with a story to tell, through his music. His art is totally infectious. He’s also one of Cajun music’s most gifted singers. In keeping with the old-time dance hall musicians, he sings loud and passionately, in the high tenor register, where many Cajun singers of today fear to tread. He can shift his powerful voice from bell-tone clear to whiskey-rough.

About Art You Can Eat
Café NOMA presents Art You Can Eat, a 12-week summer series featuring the artful culinary creations of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group chefs and special guests. Fridays from June 8 to August 24, 2012, at 7 PM, chefs from Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, café b, and Heritage Grill will lead an interactive, educational, and delicious cooking event celebrating NOMA exhibitions and the culinary arts of New Orleans.

Art You Can Eat is an interactive demonstration of the tips and tricks behind classic and contemporary cooking, mixology and presentation, with special emphasis on professional techniques made easy.

This fridays is sold out, but space is available for the following Fridays : July 13, Aug 3rd, 10, 24th. Please RSVP here

About Republic Tequila
Republic Tequila combines the tradition of Mexico with the spirit of Texas. This ultra-premium tequila is USDA and BioAgriCert certified organic and made with 100% blue agave. We also create magnificent cocktails using our all-natural Republic Spirit Blends, which have no preservatives and are low in calories. Our blends come in 4 flavors; Classic Lime, Jalapeño-Lime, Prickly Pear, and Pineapple Basil.

All programming is included with Museum admission.
Schedule subject to change.