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

Review: Photorealism At The New Orleans Museum Of Art

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection of photorealist canvases reveals subtle painterly magic By D. Eric Bookhardt | Gambit Weekly This review originally appeared here It’s no secret Sydney and Walda Besthoff are big-time art lovers, but the size of their photorealist painting collection, which takes up the back half of NOMA’s first-floor galleries, may… Read More

Paintings Go Beyond The Realism Of Photography

By John d’Addario | The New Orleans Advocate This article originally appeared here Painting and photography have always had a complex relationship. Conceived as an adjunct to painting in the earliest years of its development in the first decades of the 19th century, when many painters discovered how useful photographs could be in composing their… Read More

Marvelous ‘Photorealism: The Sydney And Walda Besthoff Collection’ Exhibit Opens Saturday At NOMA

By Doug MacCash, | The Times-Picayune This article originally appeared here A mind-blowing painting exhibit titled “Photorealism:The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection” opens to the public Saturday (Nov. 8) at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Unlike many contemporary shows, it’s not an exhibit that proffers a social concept or psychological sub-text. It’s an… 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

Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

On View at NOMA October 10, 2014-March 1, 2015 New Orleans, LA– Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, the only three-dimensional work exhibited during his lifetime, will be the highlight of a focus exhibition at NOMA opening October 10, 2014. A selection of related works of art by Degas from NOMA’s permanent collection will be… Read More

New Orleans Museum Of Art Announces Early Childhood Arts Education Program, Mini Masters, Funded By Ford Foundation

Additional Support Provided by Chevron Human Energy and Capital One New Orleans, LA— NOMA’s Mini Masters program, which provides early learning visual arts instruction for 3- and 4-year-old students, will continue to build on past success with the generous support of the Ford Foundation. Piloted byNOMA during the 2012-2013 school year, the program is now… Read More