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First Fridays at NOMA: Dog Days of Summer

Fri, August 5th, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

#ExploreNOMA after hours.

The museum is open late night for an evening packed with musical performances, gallery tours, and special pop-ups.

Each month, the museum presents First Fridays at NOMA, an after-hours inclusive programmatic mix of live DJs and bands; local creatives speaking about their favorite works of art; a range of performance and dance; and unique experiences of all kinds in response to art from across time and place.

Participants will meet artists, get creative, and immerse themselves in New Orleans’s creative community.

Dog Days of Summer | August 5

Stay cool during the heat of summer at NOMA.

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Check out this month’s line-up below:

Music from Amigos do Samba

7:30–9:00 pm in the Lapis Center for the Arts

Amigos do Samba specializes in samba traditionally played around a table with a variety of Brazilian percussion and string instruments. Their mission is to bring the “Roda de Samba,” which is well-known in Brazil, to New Orleans. The group is formed by a mix of US natives, Brazilians, and beyond, including Victoria Doutón, Felipe Leite, Fernando Lima, Scott Myers, Leo Oliveira, Tedo Oliveira, and Ezra Spira-Cohen.


Sets from DJ Kuti

6:00–7:30 and 9:00–9:45 pm in the Coleman Courtyard

Kuti is a DJ, radio show host, and graphic designer from New Orleans. She is also one half of the production duo Khromethesia. Take a stroll with her through all-time funk faves, classic boogie, and global ear candy.


Gallery Talk on Paul Poincy’s Dogs in the French Market

6:30 pm on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine


Gallery Talk on a Drum from an Akan Popular Band

7 pm in the 3rd Floor African Art Galleries

Art-Making Activity Inspired by the Drum

6:00–9:30 pm in the Great Hall


Bar by Café NOMA

6:00–9:45 pm


Treats from Meyer’s Frozen Lemonade

6:00–9:30 pm in front of the museum

Ticketing and Admission

$25 General Admission | $15 for Members

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Please note that food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. They are available for purchase directly from our partner vendors.

Additional Credits

Mahmoud Chouki

NOMA is pleased to work with internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Mahmoud Chouki, who is organizing musical performances for each First Fridays program in collaboration with museum staff.

Thank You to Our Supporters

First Fridays at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; 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. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Fri, August 5th, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA, 70119