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Review: Self-Taught Genius

By D. Eric Bookhardt, bestofneworleans.com | 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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    Movies in the Garden: Jaws

    5pm - 9pm
    Pull out your blankets and chairs–for the spring 2016 series of Movies in the Garden, NOMA is screening films that feature iconic music by the award-winning composer John Williams. Before the film starts, enjoy live music and free art activities. Food from Crepes a la Cart, La Cocinita, and Frencheeze food trucks will be available... Read More
  • 07Saturday

    Yoga/Pilates in the Sculpture Garden

    8am - 9am
    Instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Read More
  • 07Saturday

    Studio KIDS!

    10am - 12pm
    Art Detectives, get your magnifying glasses ready! This spring, uncover details hidden throughout the museum. Studio KIDS! classes explore art made by diverse cultures throughout time as inspiration for art projects. Read More

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