5 to 9 p.m. June 14, 2013


Tonight, join us for a lecture by Judith Bonner, Senior Curator/Curator of Art at the Historic New Orleans Collection. This lecture, “The 1884 World’s Fair, William Woodward, and Women’s Education” is in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939. Or, pop in Café NOMA for “Art You Can Eat,” where Chef Chip Flanagan will lead a demonstration on culinary arts from Ireland. (This event is included with museum admission.)

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art Activity with NOMA
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Music by Jasen Weaver
  • 6 p.m.: “Art You Can Eat” with Chef Chip Flanagan of Ralph’s on the Park: “Irish New Orleans Family Cooking Traditions” – In tribute to the 1853 world’s fair in Dublin, Ireland, the first to exhibit fine art paintings
  • 6-7 p.m.: Lecture by Judith H. Bonner: “The 1884 World’s Fair, William Woodward, and Women’s Education”

In honor of Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts from the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, all “Art You Can Eat” demonstrations in June will focus on cuisine from a different area of the globe.

About Art You Can Eat
“Art You Can Eat” is a nine-week summer cooking series featuring the artful culinary creations of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group chefs and special guests. Fridays from June 7 to August 2, 2013, at 6 p.m., chefs from Cafe NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill, cafe b, and Heritage Grill will lead complimentary, educational, and delicious cooking events celebrating NOMA exhibitions and culinary arts from the around the world. “Art You Can Eat” focuses on the tips and tricks behind classic and contemporary cooking, mixology and presentation, with special emphasis on professional techniques made easy. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About Judith Bonner
Judith H. Bonner is Senior Curator and Curator for Art at The Historic New Orleans Collection, where she has worked since 1987. Earlier that year, she curated the Newcomb College Centennial Exhibition held at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Bonner has published widely on Southern art and art criticism. She is co-editor of the recently released Art and Architecture volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, published by the University of North Carolina Press and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Between 2006 and 2011 Bonner curated eight exhibitions drawn from the permanent holdings of The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Museum of Art and exhibited at NOMA. These shows include: William Woodward, American Impressionist. She authored the essay,“William Woodward: Muse to the Preservationist Movement in the Vieux Carré” in the book of the same title. In 2009 and 2010 she curated a two part exhibition on Women Artists in Louisiana: A Place of Their Own, also drawn from the holdings of both institutions. In 1996 Bonner was consultant and interviewee for the documentary film, “Brothers in Art: Ellsworth and William Woodward and Southern Art,” produced by The Historic New Orleans Collection and WYES-TV, and sponsored by Carl E. Woodward Inc, and Jean Vidos, New Orleans Auction Company. Most recently, Bonner curated the inaugural exhibition, Selections from the Laura Simon Nelson Collection, for The Historic New Orleans Collection’s galleries in the newly renovated Perrilliat Building adjacent to the Williams Research Center. Laura Nelson’s collection, has a particular focus on William and Ellsworth Woodward and their contribution to women’s education in Louisiana. For more than twenty years she has compiled an annual bibliography on Art and Architecture of the South, which is published in the Southern Quarterly by the University of Southern Mississippi. She was the New Orleans consultant, researcher, and writer for the art and amenities programs for the Rouse Company’s Riverwalk, which was constructed on the site of the 1984-85 Louisiana World’s Exposition and opened in 1987.

About Jasen Weaver
Jasen Weaver began playing the double bass at the age of 11. He first received training at a program called the New Orleans String Project. From there he joined the string orchestra at Lusher Extension Middle School and was accepted into the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO). At the age of 13, he also joined the jazz band at his middle school and began what would become a full time interest in the music. By age 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) in the Jazz program and was also promoted to co-principal of the Symphony(Advanced) division of GNOYO. Since then he has been privileged to play with many great musicians on the New Orleans jazz scene including Donald Harrison, Wes Anderson, Herlin Riley, Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Los Hombres Calientes, Stephanie Jordan, Sasha Masakowski and many others. In addition to being active in the jazz scene, he was also a member of the New Orleans hip-hop scene as a member of the group Floopy Head and continues to perform with emcee, Ciel Rouge. Jasen has also attended many summer programs for music including the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, Project Prodigy Summer Camp, Litchfield Jazz Camp, Noise 2006!, Skidmore Jazz Institute and Berklee College of Music 5-Week Summer Performance Program. He has also performed internationally in Japan and Israel as a representative of NOCCA, Honduras with Sasha Masakowski and Russia with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Jasen has graduated from the University of New Orleans in May 2012 as a Jazz Studies major and is now an active member of the New Orleans music scene.

This event is related to the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs.