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Object Lesson: Photographers focusing on faith

NOMA’s vast collection of photography includes numerous examples of religious practices captured on film. Featured here are eight selections —ranging from an evangelistic preacher in 1930s-era Harlem to Muslim women in mid-century Kashmir — chosen by Brian Piper, Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator for Photography, and Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings…. Read More

NOMA Teen Squad builds lasting connections

The NOMA Teen Squad is a diverse group of creative teens that serve as leaders and ambassadors of the museum. Teen Squad members meet on a weekly basis throughout the school year to engage in arts immersion programming of all kinds, including planning a special Teen Night on Friday, March 6, from 6 to 9 pm with FREE food, screen-printed T-shirts, art activities, youth performances, music by DJ Legatron Prime, and more! Read More

Torkwase Dyson’s commissioned works examine Black Compositional Thought

Torkwase Dyson will speak about her new exhibition, Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought | 15 Paintings for the Plantationocene, as part of Friday Nights at NOMA on January 24 at 7 pm. Her abstract works are informed by Black Compositional Thought, a working term that considers how waterways, architecture, objects, and geographies are composed and inhabited by black bodies. Read More

Greenwood Parlor installation recognizes all lives lived at a Louisiana plantation

In 2014, NOMA acquired the parlor furnishings from Greenwood Plantation, today called Butler-Greenwood, in St. Francisville, Louisiana. In its installation, NOMA has taken thoughtful steps to present the parlor’s story and recognize all the lives lived at Greenwood Plantation—original purchaser Harriet Mathews, her family, and, equally, the enslaved men, women, and children whose labor created their wealth.  Read More