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Artist’s Choice Film Series to be screened in conjunction with Bodies of Knowledge

Bodies of Knowledge brings together eleven international contemporary artists to reflect on the role that language plays in archiving and asserting our cultural identities. In conjunction with this exhibition, NOMA will be screening an eclectic array of movies selected by a few of these artists that reflect their inspirations, interests, and ideals. Read More

NOMA acquires rare 19th-century jardinière made by short-lived New Orleans Art Pottery

NOMA recently acquired a jardinière that was crafted around 1890 at the short-lived New Orleans Art Pottery. Though this small operation only produced pots for a few years, it carries outsized significance as one of the earliest American art potteries and an important precursor to the cherished pottery that thrived for decades at New Orleans’s Newcomb College. Read More

Clementine Hunter painting features vignettes of life along Louisiana’s Cane River

In the spring of 2018, NOMA acquired a monumental mural painting by Clementine Hunter (1887–1988), one of Louisiana’s most beloved and accomplished artists. An extremely rare example of one of the large-scale, site-specific murals Hunter created for the interiors of Melrose Plantation in the Cane River region near Natchitoches, where she spent much of her life working as a field hand before pursuing her talent as a painter after age 50. Read More