5-9 p.m. January 31, 2014


Join us for a gallery talk on Photography and the American Civil War by NOMA curator Russell Lord and Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

About Photography and the American Civil War

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan’s celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition examines the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war.

Note: This exhibition contains images of the dead and wounded.

About Rex Gregory

Rex Gregory is a saxophonist and composer currently residing in New Orleans. 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 recording, An End to Oblivion. 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, Adonis Rose, David Torkanowsky, Steve Masakowski, Wendell Brunious, Simon Lott, James Singleton, and many others.

While Rex Gregory is a staple in the New Orleans jazz community, he does not hesitate to venture out into other musical territories. He is always in the laboratory, concocting very diverse vehicles of expression. His idiosyncratic compositions, keyboard and compositional role in the rock band Bionica, exceptional reading ability, and his wide ranging contributions to a wide variety of projects is a testament to his musical capabilities. Rex is a comfortable addition anywhere and everywhere. Rex has toured and lived in Europe, performed across much of the continental United States, toured South America as a cultural ambassador, and more. He responds to the call of being a musician with sincerity, responsibility, and great enthusiasm.

This event is related to the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War.