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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by the Ramblin’ Letters | Gallery Talk with Russell Lord | Landscape on Film Series: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Fri, October 13th, 2017 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.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table 
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by the Ramblin’ Letters
  • 6 pm: gallery talk with Curator Russell Lord on nineteenth-century tourism as evidenced in the exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Create Late: Just Add Water (watercolors)
  • 7 pm: Landscape on Film screening of O Brother, Where Art Thou?


Formed in 2008, The Ramblin’ Letters have become one of New Orleans’ most popular bluegrass bands. The Ramblin’ Letters are Michael Millet on guitar and lead vocals,  John Norwood on dobro and mandolin, John Depriest on banjo, Harry Hardin on fiddle, and Will Jordan on upright bass. They play traditional and gospel bluegrass in the old-time style. The band takes its name from the song, “I Don’t Want Your Ramblin’ Letters,” by one of the group’s greatest influences, the Stanley Brothers.


Russell Lord is the Freeman Family Curator of Photography, Prints, and Drawing at the New Orleans Museum of Art. He  began his career as Curatorial Assistant in the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department at the Yale University Art Gallery. During his course work at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, Lord also served as Gallery Director at New York’s Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs.While completing his two-­year fellowship, from 2009 through 2011, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lord continued work on his doctoral dissertation, “Hybridity and Reproduction in Early Photography.” His dissertation establishes a broader history of photography that considers the role of viewing experience, public reception, and photography’s relationship to other pictorial formsLord recently organized a show of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called Photography: Intersections that explored photography’s relationship to other visual media. He also recreated Alfred Stieglitz’s Little Galleries of the Photo Secession from 1905 for Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs at the 2009 Winter Antiques Show in New York.


Exclusively for adults, kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and a paint brush! Unwind with a teaching artist-led art project and two drink tickets. This evening’s workshop will focus on painting with watercolors.

NOMA Members | $10
Nonmembers | $10 + admission (usually $22 total)

Price includes materials, two drink tickets, and access to Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4100 to reserve your space today!


Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters. Set in the rural South during the Great Depression, this Coen brothers film’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s epic poem, Odyssey. The soundtrack includes bluegrass, folk, and old-time gospel music by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, The Cox Family, and Ralph Stanley. (2000 | Rated PG-13 | 1 hour, 48 minutes) 

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Fri, October 13th, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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