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Friday Nights at NOMA: Activation of Brèves braises with artist Menon Bellet and Justin Peake

October 4 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: 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
  • 7:30 pm | Activation of Brèves braises with artist Menon Bellet and musician Justin Peake


In the installation Brèves braises, artist Menon Bellet affixes the charred remains of burned paper on the walls of the gallery in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge. From these tattered remains, she creates a script or musical score that runs across an entire length of a long white wall. Created in collaboration with musicians that Bellet invites to compose an accompanying musical score, these burned fragments of paper have a graphic dynamism and rhythm that resembles that of improvisational music or impromptu speech. Over the course of her installation, she allows these papers gradually drop to the floor, encouraged by movement of air generated by the improvisational energy of bodies and instruments as their movement and vibrations activate the installation.

Musician Justin Peake will participate in this activation. He is a New Orleans-based drummer, composer,  technologist, visual artist, researcher, and educator.

Friday Nights at NOMA is 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.


October 4
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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