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Friday Nights at NOMA: Inventing Acadia and Passage lectures and gallery talks

Fri, November 22nd, 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.

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

5:30 pm | Gallery Talk with Southerly Gold

5:30 – 8:30 pm | Music by Gina Forsyth and Friends

6 pm | Acadia Revisited, a lecture by Curator Katie Pfohl upon the opening of Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana

7:30 pm | Gallery Talk with Regina Agu on Passage, an installation in the Great Hall


In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana, an ensemble of photographers known as Southerly Gold will present an installation titled Land of Evangeline: Reconstructed in the Evelyn L. Burkenroad Creative Concept Studio that revisits many of the locations in south Louisiana painted by landscape artists in the nineteenth-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 ever-changing terrain.


Curator Katie Pfohl will deliver a keynote talk upon the opening of Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana. This marks 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, Inventing Acadia 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.


Artist Regina Agu will discuss Passage, her installation for the Great Hall that examines contemporary Louisiana landscapes. Through a partnership between NOMA and A Studio in the Woods, Agu spent time in residence in Louisiana, revisiting many of the sites painted in the 19th-century century by artists in Inventing Acadia. Through a dynamic installation of printed material that will drape, fold, and move through the Great Hall, Agu will combine these historical reference points with present-day landscape imagery from the region.


New Orleans-based Gina Forsyth is an award-winning singer/songwriter, who is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar. With an alto as unique as it is soulful, unpretentious songs that cut straight to the heart, and a wicked sense of humor, her live performances are legend. Considered one of the best Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana (no small feat), Gina is in demand from other great Louisiana musicians to play club gigs and festivals, some of the same talent that backs her up when she plays as Gina Forsyth and Friends.

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, November 22nd, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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