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Friday Nights at NOMA: Fashion Unbound, A Lecture by Francesca Granata | Lee Friedlander Gallery Talk | Music by Adam Schrubbe and Graffiti Sounds

Fri, May 11th, 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, Café NOMA, and the Museum Shop remain open till 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Adam Schrubbe and Graffiti Sounds
  • 6 pm: Gallery Talk with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper on Lee Friedlander in Louisiana
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Create Late (Advance registration required)
  • 7 pm: Fashion Unbound: A Lecture by Francesca Granata


Adam Schrubbe

Adam Schrubbe and the Graffiti Sounds is a jazz fusion duo featuring Schrubbe on piano and vocals and Luke Runels on drums. Schrubbe was born and raised in Fairhope, Alabama, where he began studying piano at age 9 and playing jazz at local restaurants by age 15. He moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University for piano and has continued to play in a variety of bands while developing his own sound as an artist and a singer. His debut album Analog Dreamer is set to release in summer 2018, and the lead single “The Wasteland” has been released on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms. The album is a story of personal discovery told in a series of songs that draw from classical, jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, and movie and game soundtracks.

Aside from the album, Adam Schrubbe and a group of fellow musicians, including the math rock band Melonaut and guitarist/songwriter Mickey Hayes, have built a small community of young creative individuals around a series of interactive, multimedia showcases of local talent in visual art, music, poetry, and other forms of expression. They are slowly bringing these DIY events to cities outside of New Orleans as they connect with like-minded artists in other scenes.


Join Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper for a Gallery Talk on 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. NOMA’s presentation marks 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.


Experimental fashion from designers like Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela has challenged Western beauty canons, particularly as they relate to female body ideals. This talk will explore the ways experimental designers at the juncture of the twenty-first century have questioned what is grotesque and what is alluring in contemporary fashion. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes.

Francesca Granata is Director of the MA Fashion Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design. She is founder and editor of the nonprofit journal Fashion Projects: On Art, Fashion, and Visual Culture. She is the author of Experimental Fashion: Carnival, Performance Art, and the Grotesque Body and has written about art and fashion for a number of journals and magazines, such as Fashion Theory and The Atlantic.


Fri, May 11th, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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