Schedule of events:
- 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Art Making Activity with NOMA
- 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Performance by the Tufts University Wind Ensemble in the Stern Auditorium
- 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Music by Kat Walker
- 6 p.m.: Lifelike: Artist Perspective with Dan Tague
- 7:30 p.m.: Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights Gallery Talk with Curator, Anne C.B. Roberts and the Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art, Bill Fagaly
About Dan Tague
Dan Tague is a multi-media artist, curator, and activist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Tague’s work is multi-faceted. He is well-known for his dollar bill works that are a hybrid of sculpture, photography and political statements. He often addresses the issues of our day by rendering visual equivalents by the most powerful means necessary. Installations, photography and artistic activism are his means of confronting and responding to the concerns of today’s world. Tague is the recipient of several awards and residencies including grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Pollock Krasner Foundation. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Dan Tague lives and works in New Orleans, LA.
About the Tufts University Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Professor John McCann (D.M. Northwestern University), the Wind Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate freshmen through seniors, music majors and non-majors alike. Previous tours have included Prague, Barcelona, Puerto Rico, and most recently, Costa Rica. They are happy to serenade audiences with everything from Mozart to Copland, and look forward to embracing their jazz repertoire in New Orleans. Learn more about the Wind Ensemble here.
About Kat Walker
Singing jazz with a twist of painterly expressionism and rhythmical guttural sweat, Kat Walker takes each song on a journey, marching to a rhythm of her own, while always coming back to pay homage to the melodies of the great American songwriters of our time. She has appeared at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Thursday’s At Twilight Garden Concert Series, The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, French Quarter Festival, Parkway Bakery and Tavern, The Big Top’s Friday Night Music Camp, The Louisiana Music Factory, Sweet Lorraines, Buffa’s, and most recently at The New Orleans Healing Center for Ladyfest where she did her first journey into live painting and singing together. Kat is a visual artist as well and recently was the guest artist in the Museum Shop here at NOMA for the month of October.
Lifelike showcases works from the late 1960s to the present by over 50 artists, including Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere, Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Fischli and Weiss, Kaz Oshiro, Charles Ray, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Ai Weiwei. Artists use tedious, handmade processes to recreate objects from every day life in uncanny and surprising ways.
About Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights
In honor of Ida Kohlmeyer’s 100th anniversary, NOMA is presenting a selection of key works by the artist based in the permanent collection, on view on in the museum’s second floor Fredrick R. Weisman Galleries. Kohlmeyer’s versatile style is illustrated through examples of rich abstract expressionist paintings, vibrant prints, and powerful sculpture.