Q&A

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

Taking measure of Shakespeare’s enduring message: The NOLA Project stages a timely morality play at NOMA

The NOLA Project returns to NOMA’s Great Hall for twelve select nights from September 10 to 29 to stage a modern-verse adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, Measure for Measure, originally written in 1603/04. Director Mark Routhier discusses the timeless themes of morality, depravity, and hypocrisy that are central to the plot. Read More

Q&A: Manon Bellet captures “disappearance, change and alteration” in an ephemeral installation

Visitors to Bodies of Knowledge will encounter a large wall affixed with loosely attached burned tissue paper. Titled Brève braises, this interactive work by Manon Bellet will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition as musicians are invited to perform in front of the ephemeral installation. Witness a performance activation on Wednesday, July 24, from 3 to 4 pm with musicians from NOCCA. Read More