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Friday Nights at NOMA: Opening of Keith Sonnier: Until Today | Music by Bamboula 2000
Fri, March 15th at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday Nights at NOMA returns for 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 family activity table
- 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Bamboula 2000
- 6 pm: Screening of the documentary Keith Sonnier: Sketches to Neon
- 6:30 pm: Create Late (Advance registration required)
5 – 9 pm: Opening of the exhibition Keith Sonnier: Until Today with a series of Small Talks on artists represented in Five from Louisiana:
- 6:30 pm: Keith Sonnier with Curatorial Fellow Allison Young
- 7 pm: Tina Girouard with Community Outreach Coordinator and Exhibition Curator Nic Aziz
- 7:30 pm: Lynda Benglis with Curator Katie Pfohl
- 8 pm: Robert Rauschenberg with Deputy Director of Learning and Engagement Gabrielle Wyrick
- 8: 30 pm: Dickie Landry with Curatorial Fellow Allison Young
ABOUT BAMBOULA 2000
Bamboula 2000 is deeply rooted in the soul of Congo Square in New Orleans. This exciting music and dance experience formed in 1994 has become beloved in its home city and beyond. Bamboula 2000’s music is influenced by New Orleans, the Caribbean and Africa. The group has won the prestigious Big Easy Award for Best World Music group three times and has been nominated eight times. In addition, Bamboula 2000 reaches thousands of children annually through their Imagination Tour dance-and-drum workshops.
ABOUT CREATE LATE
Exclusively for adults, kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and a hands-on art project! Unwind while enjoying Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Reserve your space for the opportunity to create mini sculptures inspired by the exhibition Keith Sonnier: Until Today.
NOMA Members | $25 per class
Nonmembers | $30 per class
Price includes materials, wine, and access to Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Ages 21+ only, please! To reserve your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations close at 4 pm the day prior to each workshop.
ABOUT KEITH SONNIER: UNTIL TODAY
Keith Sonnier: Until Today is the first comprehensive museum survey for Keith Sonnier, a pioneering figure in conceptual, post-minimal, video and performance art of the late 1960s. Born in Grand Mamou, Louisiana in 1941, Sonnier was one of the first artists to incorporate light into sculpture: an innovation that forms the foundation of his subsequent work. Since the late 1960s, Sonnier has continued to forge a sculptural language that defies easy categorization. From his earliest investigations of fleeting and unstable materials like lint, latex and neon, to his later expressions of the way architecture, light and form come together to shape human experience, communication and interconnection, Sonnier’s art has radically reframed sculpture’s role and function.
The 15-minute documentary Keith Sonnier: Sketches to Neon by filmmaker Lana Jokel will be screened in Stern Auditorium. Filmed at two locations in the Hamptons, the documentary follows Sonnier and Jokel to a local auto-body shop where the artist is transforming a 1950s Oldsmobile into a mobile neon sculpture. The second location is Sonnier’s Bridgehampton studio, where he and Jokel discuss his process of transforming sketches and maquettes into neon works.
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.