The 50 Most Exciting Artists Of 2014

By Christian Viveros-Fauné | artnet news This article originally appeared here Life can’t be boiled down to a listicle. Neither can art or money. Yet all three have become so intimately intertwined that they could seriously stand the kind of rearranging that only an alternative inventory can provide. Some readers will invariably quote The Guardian’s… Read More

The Favorite Places We Visited This Year

By OUTTraveler Editors This article originally appeared here Neal Broverman, Editor in Chief, Out Traveler; Contributing Editor, The Advocate I keep vacillating between Curacao and New Orleans (pictured above) as my two favorite spots I was lucky enough to visit this year. The vast expanse of the Queen Juliana bridge on the gay-friendly Caribbean isle… Read More

2014: The Year In New Orleans Entertainment

A city enamored with tradition seems to enjoy embracing the new – or renewed. By Will Coviello | Gambit Weekly This article originally appeared here The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina looms in 2015, but by then rebuilding may seem like just another longstanding New Orleans tradition. In 2014, a host of local institutions, new… Read More

Museum Launches Arts Initiative

By Kimberley Singletary | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here Finish this sentence: “Art makes me …” Maybe art makes you see the beauty in life. Maybe it inspires you to learn, to create or just feel an emotion. However you would finish that statement, the New Orleans Museum of Art wants… Read More

New Orleans Rewards Essence Festival Visitors Who Seek Roots Of African-American Culture

By Chris Waddington, | The Times-Picayune This article originally appeared here Essence Festival 2014 fits New Orleans. Both the city and the celebration wrap the riches of African-American culture into compelling packages. For Essence visitors, New Orleans offers tons of cultural detours, even beyond the familiar music and culinary destinations. To help you get… Read More

Social Realist Murals Bring History To Life At NOMA

By John d’Addario | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here One of the greatest American mural cycles of the 20th century is coming to the New Orleans Museum of Art this month. In 1938, Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff received a commission from the president of Talladega College in Alabama to create a… Read More