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Family Day: Say Cheese!
Sat, November 19th, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kids and their grown-ups are invited for a day of free family fun at the museum!
Explore all things photography—on both sides of the camera. Pose for a photo at our artist-run pop-up, visit the museum’s galleries, enjoy a time-hopping musical performance by Second Line Arts Collective, get creative with art-making activities, and more.
We’re taking inspiration from the exhibitions Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers, Picture Man: Polo Silk, and Robert Polidori: Recollections, and thinking about photography as a tool for capturing a special moment, sharing stories, and peeking into the past.
Admission and programming are free for families.
Advanced registration is encouraged.
This program is supported by The Howard Foundation.
Family Day Highlights
Little Stompers Concert by Second Line Arts Collective
11:30 am–12:15 pm in the Lapis Center for the Arts
The Little Stompers concert series is a concert experience for young audiences. During the 45-minute interactive concerts, expect to learn, dance, and sing your way through the culture and music of New Orleans and beyond. This Family Day concert will look at New Orleans’s hip-hop revolution of the 1990s.
Film Photo Booth with Artist Delaney George
10:00 am–1:30 pm in the elevator lobby
Step into the shoes of a professional photographer at a film photo booth by multimedia visual artist and Called to the Camera exhibition advisory committee member Delaney George.
Aspiring photographers ages five and up are invited to choose from three different cameras, and receive creative and technical guidance and support to take a photograph of their family and friends! Participating families will take away a photo keepsake in the form of a Polaroid instant photograph the same day, or receive a digital photograph following the event, depending upon the photographer’s camera choice.
Storytime in the Galleries
11 am and 1 pm in the Great Hall
Join us for close looking in the galleries and a family-friendly art talk, followed by a story reading. Each session is 20–30 minutes.
NOMA Art Cart
10 am–2 pm in the elevator lobby
Pick up a photography scavenger hunt flyer and check out a tote bag with guided activities for your trip to the museum.
Picture Man: Portraits by Polo Silk
10 am–5 pm in the second-floor Stafford Gallery
Strike a pose in front of a photo backdrop by artist Otis Spears in an exhibition of works by New Orleans–based photographer Polo Silk.
Art-Making Activity: Frame It!
10 am–2 pm in the Great Hall
Make your own decorative frames to protect your treasured photographs.
Seeing Photographs Reading Nook
10 am–2 pm in the Lapis Center for the Arts
Enjoy our photography reading nook and learn how others see the world.
Food from Crêpes à la Carte
10 am–2 pm in front of the museum
Sweet and savory treats from Crêpes à la Carte are available for purchase.
Looking for even more to do while you’re at the museum? Check out NOMA’s Studio KIDS! art-making workshops for ages 6–10 and 11–13 and Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Baby Artsplay! programs for children 12–24 months and their caregivers.
About Our Partners
Delaney George is a proud New Orleans–raised multidisciplinary visual artist with a strong background in conceptual photography, creative direction, and mixed-media art.
George’s work aims to extract feelings from the viewer by consistently portraying themes of nostalgia, femininity, vibrance, and glamour. Recurring themes in many of her works are inclusion and re-imagination. George creates images that are both a contemporary ode to the past and a safe space to display modern figures in spaces they aren’t commonly represented or historically welcomed.
George’s work has been published in the the New York Times, Glamour Magazine, and Buzzfeed. It is also currently on display in the official exhibition of the film Till, released in October 2022.
Second Line Arts Collective
Second Line Arts Collective provides music education programming from recess to record deals. The organization addresses two gaps in music instruction: early music education and music business/career sustainability. Second Line inspires a love of music and moves musicians to the center of the economic power structure by establishing a tight-knit community of artists and industry professionals.
Education and outreach initiatives at NOMA are supported in part by The Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation; the Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation; The Helis Foundation; The City of New Orleans; First Horizon; Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack; Sara and David Kelso; Patrick F. Taylor Foundation; The RosaMary Foundation; The Azby Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; The Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation; Burkenroad Foundation; Marian Dreux Van Horn Education Endowment; the Howard Foundation; Karen and Henry Coaxum; The Bruce J. Heim Foundation; and Laitram.