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Taking Direction: An Interview with Tina Barney

BY DREW SAWYER | PELICAN BOMB Article originally appeared here EDITOR’S NOTE Over the last four decades, photographer Tina Barney has captured her family and friends on film, recording moments both intimate and formal with an acute awareness of how people act around each other. On the occasion of “Tina Barney: Photographs,” on view this… Read More

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

10 must-see pieces in new NOMA exhibits

BY JOHN D’ADDARIO| SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE This article originally appeared here NOMA curatorial assistant Anne C.B. Roberts shares some don’t-miss moments in “Self-Taught Genius” and “Unfiltered Visions” exclusively with Advocate readers: 1. George Widener, Funeral for Titanic 2007 (in “Self-Taught Genius”) This fascinating, intricate drawing by “calendar-savant” George Widener records every Tuesday from the… Read More