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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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    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. “Light, Paper, Magic” Focusing on the Paper Negatives exhibition, this noontime talk will focus on the origins of photography and its relationship to alchemy. Thanks... Read More
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    NOMA and The NOLA Project present Don Quixote

    7pm - 10pm
    NOMA and The NOLA Project have partnered again to present another production in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Big Easy Award winning playwright Pete McElligott brings a classic novel to new and hilarious life with Miguel de Cervantes’ classic tale Don Quixote. This world premiere is a comedy of old folly mixed with... Read More
  • 05Thursday

    NOMA and The NOLA Project present Don Quixote

    7pm - 10pm
    NOMA and The NOLA Project have partnered again to present another production in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Big Easy Award winning playwright Pete McElligott brings a classic novel to new and hilarious life with Miguel de Cervantes’ classic tale Don Quixote. This world premiere is a comedy of old folly mixed with... Read More

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