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

Q&A: A.J. Allegra discusses The NOLA Project’s neo-Shakespearean play staged in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

For fifteen nights, on select dates from May 8–31, The NOLA Project will stage The Henchman in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The production marks the eighth collaboration between NOMA and this innovative theater company and centers upon a lesser-known character from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the “changeling boy,” portrayed by a Lusher High School student. Read More

Dickie Landry to perform solo saxophone concert on May 2

Louisiana-born saxophonist, artist, photographer, and composer Dickie Landry will perform one of his legendary site-specific SOLO concerts in tribute to the work of Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard on Thursday, May 2, from 6 – 8 pm. Landry will play the tenor saxophone to explore the textures and abstract layers of sound within NOMA’s iconic architecture. Admission required. Read More