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Ralph Brennan's Café NOMA meld food and art together in this relaxing and intimate space.

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Ralph Brennan's Café NOMA meld food and art together in this relaxing and intimate space.

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Review: Self-Taught Genius

By D. Eric Bookhardt, | The Gambit This article originally appeared here As show titles go, this Self-Taught Genius expo of masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum poses a unique question: How does one become a self-taught genius? Most would-be art geniuses go to school, but only learn about other people’s genius. Some,… Read More

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Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

on view through May 22nd, 2016

Self-Taught Genius considers the shifting implications of a self-taught ideology in the United States, from a widely endorsed and deeply entrenched movement of self-education to its current usage to describe artists creating outside traditional frames of reference and canonical art history. Self-taught art, past and present, blurs lines between disciplines, makes definitions look constricted, and… Read More

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Unfiltered Visions: 20th Century Self-Taught American Art

on view through October 9th, 2016

Throughout the twentieth century, the raw, instinctive approach of self-taught artists has quietly attracted acclaimed “contemporary” artists, collectors with keen eyes and in more recent decades, insightful museum curators, who bring this material to the public eye.  The New Orleans Museum of Art was among the early pioneers, organizing the first solo exhibition of Clementine Hunter’s… Read More

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  • 25Wednesday

    Noontime Talk with Russell Lord

    12pm - 12pm
    Join us at NOMA for a Noontime Talk. Noontime Talks are brief, casual discussions on exhibitions or works of art in the galleries, given by NOMA curators and special guests. “Back to the Beginning: Vera Lutter and the Origins of Photography” As cameras become increasingly small and complex, Lutter’s work demonstrates the magnificent and contemporary... Read More
  • 26Thursday

    NOMA Book Club Discussion Group

    11am - 1pm
    Join the NOMA Book Club! Each month Book Club reads art-related fiction and non-fiction, and engages in discussion groups, curatorial programs and field trips correlating with each book. Most Book Club programs start promptly at noon, but please come at 11:30 if you wish to bring a sack lunch and meet with friends. NOMA provides... Read More
  • 27Friday

    Friday Nights at NOMA: Lecture with Dread Scott

    5pm - 9pm
      5-8 pm: Art on the Spot 5:30-8:30 pm: Music by Rex Gregory 6:30 pm: Lecture with Dread Scott About Rex Gregory Rex Gregory is a saxophonist and composer currently residing in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Jazz Performance. He plays all forms of saxophones,... Read More

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