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2014: The Year In New Orleans Entertainment

A city enamored with tradition seems to enjoy embracing the new – or renewed. By Will Coviello | Gambit Weekly This article originally appeared here The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina looms in 2015, but by then rebuilding may seem like just another longstanding New Orleans tradition. In 2014, a host of local institutions, new… Read More

Review: Photorealism At The New Orleans Museum Of Art

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection of photorealist canvases reveals subtle painterly magic By D. Eric Bookhardt | Gambit Weekly This review originally appeared here It’s no secret Sydney and Walda Besthoff are big-time art lovers, but the size of their photorealist painting collection, which takes up the back half of NOMA’s first-floor galleries, may… Read More

Paintings Go Beyond The Realism Of Photography

By John d’Addario | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here Painting and photography have always had a complex relationship. Conceived as an adjunct to painting in the earliest years of its development in the first decades of the 19th century, when many painters discovered how useful photographs could be in composing their… Read More