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Greenwood Parlor installation recognizes all lives lived at a St. Francisville plantation

In 2014, NOMA acquired the parlor furnishings from Greenwood Plantation, today called Butler-Greenwood, in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The 1850s/60s parlor suite survives with original textiles and rich documentation. After careful conservation, the parlor is one of the South’s best preserved examples of a pre-Civil War interior. In this installation, NOMA takes thoughtful steps to present the parlor’s story and recognize all the lives lived at Greenwood Plantation—Harriet Mathews, her family, and, equally, the enslaved men, women, and children whose labor created their wealth.  Read More

Q&A: Losing Earth author Nathaniel Rich addresses climate change at Friday Nights lecture

New Orleans-based writer Nathaniel Rich takes an in-depth look at the failure to act and efforts to dismiss warnings from scientists and activists in his book Losing Earth: A Recent History. In conjunction with exhibitions at NOMA that address environmental issues, Rich will discuss his research as part of Friday Nights at NOMA on January 17, at 6:30 pm followed by a book signing in the Museum Shop. Read More

In Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Teresita Fernández’s mosaic mural evokes “a landscape within a landscape”

ith the debut of the six-acre expansion of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden in May of 2019, thousands of visitors have been entranced by Viñales (Mayombe Mississippi), a 60-foot-long ceramic-tile mural that forms an exterior wall of the garden’s pavilion. Artist Teresita Fernández will speak at The Helis Foundation Artist Talk on Wednesday, January 15, at 6 pm. Read More