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Friday Nights at NOMA: Screening of Shirin Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum | Artful Palate cooking demonstration

August 2 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
  • 6 pm: Artful Palate cooking demonstration with Chef Chris Fite
  • 6:30 pm: Screening of Looking for Oum Kulthum


Café NOMA presents their eighth annual summertime Artful Palate series of cooking demonstrations at 6 pm with Café NOMA chef Chris Fite. He will prepare crepes de Norton. Chefs from other restaurants in the Ralph Brennan Group will continue the cooking classes in weeks to come through August 23 with dishes inspired by their culinary mentors, in tribute to the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge.


In conjunction with the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge, NOMA will screen movies by Iranian filmmaker Shirin Neshat as part of Friday Nights at NOMA programming. A film within a film, Neshat’s 2017 drama Looking for Oum Kulthum follows the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker named Mitra living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Through her difficult journey, not unlike her heroine’s, she has to face the struggles, sacrifices and the price that a woman has to pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative male dominated society. (2017 | Not rated | 1 hour, 30 minutes | Watch the trailer)



August 2
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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