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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Baron Ahmon | Lee Friedlander Gallery Talk | Screening of Tchoupitoulas
Fri, July 6th, 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 Baron Ahmon
- 6 pm: Lee Friedlander in Louisiana Gallery Talk with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper
- 7 – 8:30 pm: Picturing Us Film Series: Tchoupitoulas
ABOUT BARON AHMON
Rap artist Baron Ahmon has been described by The Conscious Tip as possessing a musical style “somewhere between Mos Def and Nas, fusing in southern verbiage popularized by Outkast and Goodie Mob.”
ABOUT LEE FRIEDLANDER IN LOUISIANA
One of the most famous living American photographers, Lee Friedlander has been visiting Louisiana since 1957 to document New Orleans jazz and to make artful street photographs. Lee Friedlander in Louisiana is the first major exhibition in any institution to examine the full scope and influence of Friedlander’s work in the region on the history of photography.
In conjunction with the exhibition Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, NOMA presents six documentary films exploring the people and places that make New Orleans home. The first screening is Tchoupitoulas, a story of the New Orleans night. It is a visually exhilirating and aurally immersive record of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace. Three young boys act as our wide-eyed conduits to a parade of entertainers and revelers as they dance through the lamp-lit streets and doorways of the Crescent City. From dusk to dawn, viewers explore the lives and locales of one of the world’s most unique cities. (2012 | Not rated | 1 hour, 20 minutes)
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.