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Friday Nights at NOMA: Lee Ledbetter lecture and book signing | Music by Eileina Davis

Fri, October 18th, 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 – 8:30 pm | Music by Eileina Dennis

6 – 8 pm | Lee Ledbetter lecture and book signing


Vocalist Eileina Dennis was raised in Birmingham, England and grew up singing gospel. She had a notable career as an R&B and pop singer performer before falling in love with jazz. Dennis points to Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald as all having influenced her career. She will perform hits from the American Songbook, accompanied by pianist Larry Sieberth.


Lee Ledbetter & Associates served as consultants for the Besthoff Sculpture Garden Pavilion, which opened at NOMA in May 2019. The renowned New Orleans-based design firm has issued a book showcasing the work of its lead designer and architect known for creating spaces that balance historic detail and modern elegance.


The work of architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter represents a one-of-a-kind combination of traditional details and chic Modernism. Ledbetter established his practice in New Orleans in 1996 and has developed a body of work that emerges from his ability to incorporate historical precedent as well as regional and environmental context, and his firm has received recognition for its expertise well beyond its Deep South roots. Ledbetter’s interiors and architecture combine a cleanly tailored and bright modernity with the unapologetic embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. Ledbetter strongly believes design to be a fine art along with painting and sculpture, and he considers placement and scale of furniture, artwork, and lighting as carefully as he does the creation of walls and the spaces they contain. As Mayer Rus, who provides the text for this title, once wrote in House & Garden, “Lee Ledbetter rejects the idea that a serious architect cannot be a dedicated decorator as well.”

A book signing in the Museum Shop will follow the lecture.

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, October 18th, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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