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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

Helis Foundation “Art & A/C” promotion offers free admission to Louisiana residents when August temperatures top 95 degrees

To help Louisianans beat the heat, The Helis Foundation has again teamed up with some of New Orleans’ largest art institutions for the third year to offer free admission when temperatures hits 95 degrees throughout the month of August. In partnership with the meteorological team at WVUE-TV (FOX 8), The Helis Foundation presents Art & A/C. 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

Q&A: Wafaa Bilal connects art, literature, history and generosity in an interactive installation

Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal is among eleven international artists represented in Bodies of Knowledge, an exhibition that features a broad range of cultural expression in many mediums, from dance, film, music, and photography to books, which are central to Bilal’s installation 168:01. Learn more during a curatorial Gallery Talk on Wednesday, August 14, at noon. Read More