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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Kathryn Rose Wood | Artist Katrina Andry | Screening of By Invitation Only

Fri, August 17th, 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 Kathryn Rose Wood
  • 6 pm: Artist Perspective with Katrina Andry in Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories
  • 6 pm: Artful Palate cooking demonstration at Café NOMA
  • 7 pm: Picturing Us Film Series: Screening of By Invitation Only


Kathryn Rose Wood is a New Orleans-based songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and clinical music therapist by way of Oahu’s shores and Pennsylvania’s hills. With personal, yet universal, lyricism and rich musical landscapes reflective of soul, folk, Americana, and R&B, it is evident that Kathryn’s songwriting is mired in creative sincerity.

Formerly of New Orleans bands Social Set and Gravy Flavored Kisses, Kathryn has been deemed one of “New Orleans most prominent young singer/songwriters” (The Vinyl District), and American Songwriter Magazine‘s pick as a songwriting “Daily Discovery.”


Chefs of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group will demonstrate their own culinary masterpieces at Café NOMA’s “Artful Palate,” the seventh annual summer cooking series featuring seven artfully inspired demonstrations at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

In conjunction with the launch of NOMA’s exhibition Changing Course: Reflecting on New Orleans Histories, the talented executive chefs and sous chefs will share their culinary vision by commemorating the past and looking to the future by offering a contemporary twist on iconic New Orleans dishes.

This evening, Chris Vazquez, Ralph Brennan Catering & Events executive chef, will prepare yaka mein.


Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories marks the first major museum exhibition for New Orleans based artist Katrina Andry, a printmaker whose large-scale woodblock prints offer incisive commentary on contemporary social issues surrounding race, class and social justice. For this exhibition, NOMA has commissioned Andry to create a a site-specific installation that addresses the uneven urban development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Her project will connect the city’s rapid and sometimes controversial recent evolution to more historical examples of redevelopment, combining imagery and text drawn from documentary materials such as maps and development plans with her own imagery and designs. Focusing particularly on the impact of construction and infrastructural development projects such as the creation and expansion of the Interstate 10 elevated expressway, which leveled a prominent middle-class African American neighborhood in the city, her installation, Diverge Divest Deny (repeat), sheds light on the lingering ramifications of such projects on African American communities across New Orleans.


New Orleans filmmaker Rebecca Snedeker explores the insular world of elite white Carnival societies and debutante balls in By Invitation Only. Questioning their racial exclusivity, she takes an unprecedented insider’s look at the pageantry and asks: what does it mean to be the queen of the masked men in a krewe? As she examines her own place in an alluring tradition, Snedeker challenges viewers to reflect on the roles we all play in our lives. Snedeker will be present for a Q&A session following the film. (2006 | Not rated | 56 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.


Fri, August 17th, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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