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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko | Artist Perspective with Skylar Fein | Arts & Letters Series: Anne Boyd Rioux with Susan Larson

Fri, September 14th, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: 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 and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko
  • 6 pm: Gallery Talk on Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories with Curatorial Fellow Allison Young
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Create Late
  • 7 pm: Arts & Letters Series: Author Anne Boyd Rioux in Conversation with Susan Larson
  • 7:15 pm: Artist Perspective with Skylar Fein on Remember the UpStairs Lounge in Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories


Dr. Jee Yeoun Ko, a native Korean cellist, began playing piano at age 5, and won first prize in the Young Artist Competition in Seoul, South Korea, at age 7. She holds a doctoral degree in cello performance from Louisiana State University, and has held positions in the Baton Rouge and Acadiana symphony orchestras. Since 2009, Ko has served as chair of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Art’s classical instrumental department.


Exclusively for adults, kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and an art lesson! Unwind with a teaching artist-led art project while enjoying Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Reserve your space now! Participants will use local flora—elephant ears, banana leaves, philodendron—to create large-scale drawings that focus upon line, value, and composition.

NOMA Members | $25 per class; Nonmembers | $30 per class

Price includes materials, wine, and access to Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Ages 21+ only, please! To reserve your spot, email education@noma.org. Reservations close at 4 pm the day prior to each workshop.


NOMA’s Arts & Letters series welcomes authors, poets, journalists, playwrights, and literary scholars to the museum for public conversations that reflect on literature at the intersection of arts and culture. Anne Boyd Rioux is the author of Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters, the editor of the Penguin Deluxe Anniversary edition of Little Women, and a professor of English at the University of New Orleans. She will be interviewed on stage by Susan Larson, host of The Reading Life on WWNO, New Orleans’s NPR affiliate, and the author of The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans.

The Arts & Letters Series is made possible through funding from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.


Skylar Fein’s immersive installation Remember the Upstairs Lounge commemorates the 1973 arson at the Upstairs Lounge, a popular gay bar in the French Quarter. The work is on view in the exhibition Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories. Fein, whose work has long explored New Orleans’ many diverse subcultures and informal communities, recreates this space to offer a haunting memorial to the event and those impacted by the tragedy. Comprising both real and fictional memorabilia of the era as well as crime scene photos and charred objects, Fein’s installation examines notions of history, memory, truth and the slippages between them. Though a disgruntled customer was suspected, no one was ever convicted for the crime, which resulted in 32 casualties and countless injuries. Restaging this project almost exactly ten years after its original presentation in Prospect.1, NOMA’s installation considers the continued reverberation of this unsolved crime for LGBT communities across New Orleans.

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.


Fri, September 14th, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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