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Friday Nights at NOMA: College Night | Interactive performance with Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground exhibition

Fri, April 5th, 2019 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. On April 5 the museum will host College Night, allowing all students, faculty, and staff with ID from local colleges and universities free admission from 5 – 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Luna Loxx and DJ Legatron
  • 5:30 – 7:15 pm: Xavier University performance lab student presentations and dance performances throughout the museum
  • 6 – 8 pm: Under Three Things, an interactive performance by artist Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art


At select intervals throughout the run of the exhibition Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina will host a series of intimate guided tours of the exhibition in which she will assume the perspective of the earth, personified. [Read more about Cristina Molina in an interview published in NOMA Magazine.]

Drawing upon cultural mythologies of the underworld, Molina will guide museum visitors through a whispered exploration of the exhibition in which the different artworks in the exhibition constitute the topography of an imagined subterranean landscape. Inspired by the classical myth of Persephone, who was doomed to spend a third of the year in the underworld, Molina reimagines this mythological figure as an empowered goddess who harnesses the earth as a place of primordial cultural emergence. Spanning video installation, performance, photography, sculpture and textile design, Molina’s work privileges female protagonists to explore themes related to origins, heritage, and personal mythology, and how they work in concert with natural and urban landscapes.

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, April 5th, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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