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Object Lesson: Corning “Lens” Bowl

An unadorned glass bowl displayed in NOMA’s decorative arts galleries was made in 1932 directly from the factory mold of a Corning Glass Company locomotive-headlight lens. The “Lens” Bowl is part of the important Modern design movement that openly paid tribute to new materials and thoughtful industrial production. Read More

Musicians from Home: Brazilian Guitarist Geovane Paivo Santos

NOMA presents a series of virtual concerts featuring a range of music’s best and brightest performing from their homes. Assembled by internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Mahmoud Chouki, enjoy these relaxed and informal music experiences with acclaimed musicians from New Orleans and beyond. Currently a local presence in the New Orleans music scene, Geovane Santos,… Read More

Object Lesson: Kitchen Wall in Bud Field’s Home, Hale County, Alabama by Walker Evans

In the summer of 1936, Walker Evans and James Agee, on assignment from Fortune magazine, set out to chronicle the daily lives of typical sharecropper families in the American South. In Hale County, Alabama, they found three families—including the Fields—with whom they lived for a month, with Evans photographing and Agee writing about their lives and environments, including this photograph from the family’s kitchen. Read More