Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm. On April 5, the museum will host College Night, allowing all students, faculty, and staff with ID from local colleges and universities free admission from 5 to 9 pm. Arrive early and stay late for the full lineup of programming:
- 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
- 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Luna Loxx and DJ Legatron
- 5:30 – 7:15 pm: Presentations and dance performances by Xavier University performance lab students throughout the museum
- 6 – 8 pm: Under Three Things, an interactive performance by artist Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art
Special exhibitions include Keith Sonnier: Until Today, a retrospective of the Louisiana-born conceptual artist’s five-decade career, including numerous examples of his works in neon, along with Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, Inspired by Nature: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection and a display of Haitian Vodou flags in Bondye: Between and Beyond.
About Cristina Molina and Under Three Things
At select intervals throughout the run of the exhibition Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina will host a series of intimate guided tours of the exhibition in which she will assume the perspective of the earth, personified. [Read more about Cristina Molina in this interview.]
Drawing upon cultural mythologies of the underworld, Molina will guide museum visitors through a whispered exploration of the exhibition in which the different artworks in the exhibition constitute the topography of an imagined subterranean landscape. Inspired by the classical myth of Persephone, who was doomed to spend a third of the year in the underworld, Molina reimagines this mythological figure as an empowered goddess who harnesses the earth as a place of primordial cultural emergence. Spanning video installation, performance, photography, sculpture and textile design, Molina’s work privileges female protagonists to explore themes related to origins, heritage, and personal mythology, and how they work in concert with natural and urban landscapes.