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Wed, February 21st at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New Orleans is home to vibrant and dynamic spiritual communities spanning city neighborhoods. In celebration of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined, Creative Assembly Cohort member Charm Taylor and local contemporary artists invite you to join a circle to honor and share experiences at the intersection of multidisciplinary art and African traditional religions.
The night will open with poetry from Sha’Condria “iCON” Sibley and sacred drumming. Following, local artists, including Gason Ayisyin, Soraya Jean-Louis, Janese Brookes-Galathe, Luther Gray, Sula Spirit, ÌFÉ, and Charm Taylor, will offer exploratory discussions of their art with an emphasis on Afro-Indigenous cultural memory, home, the environment, and ritual.

Free with museum admission. Louisiana residents receive free admission on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

About the Exhibition 

This major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu brings together nearly one hundred sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings, and films to present the breadth of the Kenyan–American artist’s multidisciplinary practice from the mid-1990s to today. On view through July 14, Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined traces connections between recent developments in Mutu’s sculptures and her decades-long exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions. The exhibition travels to NOMA from the New Museum, New York.

Learn More

Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined is organized by the New Museum, New York. Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Ed Bradley Family Foundation, Agnes Gund, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by The Robert Lehman Foundation. Support for the accompanying publication has been provided by the A4 Arts Foundation.

The presentation in New Orleans is sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Additional support is provided by Delta Airlines, Gladstone Gallery, Walda Besthoff, Victoria Miro Gallery, The Windsor Court, The Azby Fund, Keith Fox and Tom Keyes, Aimée Farnet Siegel and Mike Siegel, Robin Rankin, Elizabeth Boh, Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel, Harvey and Marie Orth, and Jeff Childers and Onay Gutierrez.


Wed, February 21st
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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