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Community Night at NOMA
Fri, September 7th, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for Community Night at the New Orleans Museum of Art with FREE admission for all visitors and featuring live music, food trucks, gallery tours, a discussion on the Instagram-based #EverydayNewOrleans project, and art-making activities. Community Night is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories.
- 5–8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
- Drop-in art-making activities
- 5:30 pm: Pint-Sized Tour of Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories for children age 5–11
- 5:30–8:30 pm: Music in the Great Hall by Lynn Drury
- 6 pm: #EverydayNewOrleans Roundtable
- 6:15 and 7 pm: Gallery Tours of Changing Course
- 7:45 pm: Teen-Focused Tour of Changing Course
- All galleries and special exhibitions, Café NOMA, and the Museum Shop remain open till 9 pm.
ABOUT LYNN DRURY
New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Lynn Drury rocks her audiences with her catchy grooves, sing-along anthems, and soulful lyrics. Although she has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, and Van Morrison, Lynn epitomizes the hard-to-describe sound of “NOLAmericana” — music rooted in the groove of the Crescent City.
As part of Changing Course, NOMA, the New Orleans Photo Alliance and The Everyday Projects have partnered to offer workshops to local schools, aid organizations and community centers in which students and participants will learn to use photography to share their unique perspectives on life in their neighborhoods. The Everyday Projects is a social media and educational outreach program aimed at challenging stereotypes, bridging communities and building visual literacy through photography. It began in 2012 as Everyday Africa, an Instagram account that uses photographs of everyday life to transcend media- driven stereotypes of Africa as a place overrun by disease, poverty, and war. It has since expanded into cities across the country, including Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Bronx, N.Y. At NOMA, this project culminated in a display of selected photographs and texts that are displayed in dialogue with the artistic projects on view in Changing Course.
Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.