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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

Five works at NOMA with stories of misery, mayhem, and the macabre

The works of art contained in NOMA’s galleries and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden depict the full gamut of human emotions — from love and compassion to vengeance and fright! Prowl our halls and the shadowy outdoor paths of the sculpture garden to view scenes and objects that are guaranteed to give visitors the willies. Some works present less obvious but definitively grisly and creepy stories beyond the frame or pedestal. Presented here are five selections from the permanent collection with stories of misery, mayhem, and the macabre. 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