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First Fridays at NOMA: Picture This

Fri, October 7th, 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.

Picture This | Friday, October 7, 6–10 pm

Join us for an evening inspired by photography’s past, present, and future. And don’t miss special extended hours to see Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers.

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Music from Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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

Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop; nothing short of seismic live experiences; and a whole lot of Southern charm—Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be the Big Easy’s best kept secret. No other place could birth such an undeniable, unpredictable, and downright unique collective.


DJ sets from Delores Galore

6:00–7:30 pm and 9 pm–close in the Great Hall

Based out of New Orleans, Delores Galore creates synth sounds inspired by all decades. Her new album Don’t Get It Twisted reflects her battle with everyday obstacles and how they push forward with resilience, and strength.


Hooks Brothers Studio, Untitled [Hooks’ School of Photography Students Reviewing Photographs], c. 1950. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Andrea and Rodney Herenton. (The Hooks Brothers Photograph Collection, consisting of original photographs, negatives, equipment, and ephemera was acquired by the RWS Company, LLC in 2018.)

Conversations with a Curator

6:30 and 9:00 pm in the Ella West Freeman Galleries

Brian Piper, NOMA’s Assistant Curator of Photography discusses the exhibition Called to the Camera: Black American Studio PhotographersMeet at the exhibition entrance on the museum’s first floor.


Art-Making Activity: Collage

6:00–9:30 pm in the Great Hall


Bar from Café NOMA

6:00–9:45 pm in the Coleman Courtyard

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, October 7th, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA, 70119