5-9 p.m. January 17, 2014


This Friday, join us for a special panel discussion on Photography at NOMA, featuring curator Russell Lord in conversation with past NOMA curators Ronald Todd, Tina Freeman, Steven Maklansky, Diego Cortez and NOMA Director Emeritus E. John Bullard.

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot: free art activities
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music by Calvin Johnson Jr.
  • 6 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Photography at NOMA: Past and Present”

About “Photography at NOMA: Past and Present”

A panel discussion featuring all six past NOMA photography curators:

  • Ron Todd
  • Tina Freeman
  • Nancy Barrett
  • Steven Maklansky
  • Diego Cortez
  • Director Emeritus E. John Bullard

Moderated by Russell Lord, NOMA’s Freeman Family Curator of Photographs.

About Calvin Johnson Jr.

Calvin Johnson Jr. does not simply play; he embodies the sentiment of the saxophone – strong, resonant, and a testament to the unique vibrancy of New Orleans’ spirit. Music has flowed mellifluously through Johnson’s veins as far back as he can remember, as he was born into a rich musical heritage where Jazz, Classical and Funk/Soul artists on both sides of his family have paved the way. Artistic expression, to Johnson, is a constantly evolving process that’s strengthened through hard work and an undying reverence for every note played which was entrenched in Johnson during his student career at the prestigious New Orleans Center for Performance Arts (NOCCA). In addition to his repertoire of international concert experiences, Johnson is also a Jazz Foundation of America Clinician, where he leads workshops in the public schools of New Orleans. His all-star band, ChapterSOUL, has swiftly gained national accolades, while his own Calvin Johnson Quartet (CJQ) proudly presented its debut studio album, “Jewel’s Lullaby” in 2012 and followed with “Native Son” in 2013.

About Photography at NOMA

Featuring masterpieces by photographers such as William Fox Talbot, André Kertész, and Edward Weston, Photography at NOMA: Selections from the Permanent Collection explores the museum’s extensive 10,000-work photography collection and demonstrates the city of New Orleans’ role in the history of photography. In the first comprehensive display of works from its collection since the 1970s, the exhibition will include 130 photographs spanning from the early 1840s to the present and created by some of the most recognizable names in the field, including Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank, as well as by anonymous photographers. Images of New Orleans will be a connecting thread throughout the exhibition.

This event is related to the exhibition Photography at NOMA.