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Family Day: At the Market

Sat, March 11th, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Family Day March 2023

Kids and their grown ups are invited for a day of family fun inspired by Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club.

Lawrence’s travels in Nigeria inspired him to make bustling paintings exploding with shapes and colors. Imagine the sights and sounds of the streets and marketplaces he visited through your own visit to the galleries, and participate in art-making and activities with the whole family!

Admission and programming are free for families.

Advanced registration is encouraged.


Family Day Highlights

Matriarchs Presented by Artist Connection NOLA

12:30–1:45 pm in the Lapis Center for the Arts

This interdisciplinary performance is a vibrant, cross-cultural celebration of modern day matriarchs who connect ancient traditions with contemporary expressions. The all-female cast invites us into their heart space and ignites our deepest, most organic connection to the planet with soothing, yet powerful channeled creations of music, dance, spoken word, and wisdom.

NOMA Art Cart: Make & Play Gallery Walk

10 am–2 pm in the Ella West Freeman Galleries featuring Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

Walk and play your way through the galleries through this family-friendly activity walk. Visit five artworks and participate in a looking, drawing, or play-based activity at each stop!

Art-Making: Printmaking at the Market

10 am–2 pm in the elevator lobby by the NOMA Museum Shop

Take a closer look at some popular foods commonly found at the Mararaba Market in northern Nigeria as inspiration for drawings and one-of-a-kind prints.

Food by Tanjarine Kitchen

10 am–2 pm in front of the museum

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.



Sat, March 11th, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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