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Friday Nights at NOMA: Gallery Talks about Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

Fri, January 10th, 2020 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2020: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

5 – 8 pm | Art on the Spot drop-in activity table

5:30 – 8:30 pm | Music by Susanne Ortner and Catherine Bent

6 pm | Exhibition walkthrough of Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana with Curator Katie Pfohl

7 pm | Gallery Talk about Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana with Curator Nic Aziz

7:30 pm | Gallery Talk about Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana with Project Coordinator Dorthy Ray of the 1811 Slave Rebellion Reenactment


The duo of Susanne Ortner on reeds and Catherine Bent on cello will perform in the Great Hall. New Orleans-based German clarinetist and saxophonist, and composer Susanne Ortner is equally conversant in jazz, classical, and a variety of ethnic music. Catherine Bent is a Berklee College of Music professor who found herself in Brazil, with no Portuguese to speak of available to her, but she quickly was embraced by the choro community in Rio de Janeiro. Choro is a string-based music genre, so even though Bent didn’t speak the language, her instrument did the communicating for her.


A variety of tours and discussions related to Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana will be conducted, with particular emphasis on the portrayal of African Americans in nineteenth-century landscape paintings of the state. Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana is the first major exhibition featuring Louisiana landscape painting in more than forty years. Exploring the rise of landscape painting in Louisiana during the nineteenth century, the exhibition reveals Louisiana’s role in creating—and exporting—a new vision for American landscape painting that was vastly different from that found in the rest of the United States. The exhibition shows how landscape painters from across the globe came together in Louisiana to form a new school of landscape painting that rivaled all others in the country.

Friday Nights at NOMA is presented by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate and 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.


Fri, January 10th, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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