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Friday Nights at NOMA: Inventing Acadia Artist Perspective with Hannah Chalew | Gallery Talk and book signing with Southerly Gold

Fri, January 24th, 2020 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

6 – 7:30 pm | Artist Perspective on Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana with Hannah Chalew

6 – 8 pm | Gallery Talk and book signing with Southerly Gold


In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, an ensemble of photographers known as Southerly Gold will present an installation in the Evelyn L. Burkenroad Creative Concept Studio that revisits many of the locations in south Louisiana painted by landscape artists in the 19th-century. Formed in 2011, Southerly Gold consists of Aubrey Edwards, Ariya Martin, and Elena Ricci. The three women will present contemporary photographs of Louisiana’s evolving terrain. The photographers will sign copies of God’s Country, a bound set of six visual guides to parishes that form the corner borders of Louisiana: Caddo, East and West Carroll, Washington, Cameron, the Felicianas, and Plaquemines. Publication of this work was made possible with funding from the Platforms Grant / The Andy Warhol Foundation.


Hannah Chalew is an artist raised and currently working in New Orleans. She received her BA from Brandeis University in 2009 and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016. Chalew has exhibited widely around New Orleans and the nation. Her work is in the collections of the City of New Orleans and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and published in two creative atlases by writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, co-authored with Rebecca Snedeker, and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-authored with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In 2018, she was an emerging artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. She recently received a Platforms Grant: a regranting effort of Antenna Gallery, Ashe Cultural Arts Center and Pelican Bomb with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation and an Ideascity production grant, funded by the New Museum with support from the National Endowment for the Arts to incubate her work.

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, January 24th, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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