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Reflecting on Ancestors of Congo Square

William A. Fagaly arrived at the Delgado Museum (now NOMA)  to fill the position of registrar in August of 1966. In his 50 years at NOMA, Fagaly’s success is apparent in the museums’s galleries of African art, and in the international regard for the collection he helped to build. His capstone project, Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art, served as a culmination of his professional curatorial career. Read More

Musicians from Home: Gracie Jessop and Joey Calderazzo

NOMA presents a series of virtual concerts featuring a range of music’s best and brightest performing from their homes. One of the finest pianists of his generation, having recorded thirteen albums as a leader, Joey Calderazzo has traveled the road from child prodigy to in-demand session musician to elite member of the finest ensembles in jazz. Recognized for her songwriting and singing capabilities, Gracie Jessop offers up a musical experience that invites a diverse listening audience. Read More

Object Lesson: WATER by Edward Burtynsky

To create the works in his project WATER, Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, born 1955) travelled around the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, weaving together an ambitious representation of water’s increasingly fragmented lifecycle. In enormous, color, aerial images, many bordering on the edge of complete abstraction, Burtynsky traces the various roles that water plays in modern life—as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Read More