September 19, 2014


Tonight at NOMA we’ve got activities for the whole family, both inside and out of the museum. In the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, join NOMA and the New Orleans Film Society as we present a screening of the classic film Sunset Boulevard.

Inside the museum, artist Alexis Rockman will discuss his drawings for the feature film Life pf Pi with Brett Littman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center and Jean-Christophe Castelli, Associate Producer in the Stern Auditorium. Plus, Chef Chris Montero will be giving a cooking demonstration in Cafe NOMA.

  • 5-8 p.m.: Art on the Spot
  • 6 p.m. Discussion with Alexis Rockman, Jean-Christophe Castelli, and Brett Littman (in the auditorium)
  • 6:30 p.m.: “Artful Palate” with Chef Chris Montero, café b and Café NOMA
  • sundown: Film: Sunset Boulevard

About the discussion with Alexis Rockman

Artist Alexis Rockman, associate producer Jean-Christophe Castelli, and Brett Littman, executive director at The Drawing Center, will participate in a panel discussion on the development of and artwork for the Academy Award winning film Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee, which The New York Times called “one of the greatest achievements in digital cinema.”

About “Artful Palate”

Every other Friday night at 6:30 p.m. from June 27 to September 19, chefs from Café NOMA, Ralph’s on the Park, Red Fish Grill and café b will be demonstrating distinctive culinary favorites from around the world, highlighting a different aspect of the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American home, 1492-1898. From classic Creole cooking techniques to globally inspired gourmet eats, the chefs will embrace their own heritage or their culinary passion with each presentation.

“Artful Palate” is free of charge and open on a first come, first served basis. Come early for an evening of delicious and instructive fun for all!