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Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Blato Zlato | Lecture: “Past and Present Landscapes of the Mississippi Delta” with Dr. Elizabeth Chamberlain

Fri, November 10th, 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 – 7:30 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Blato Zlato
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Create Late
  • 7 pm: “Past and Present Landscapes of the Mississippi Delta” with Dr. Elizabeth Chamberlain, department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University


Blato Zlato (“Swamp Gold” in Bulgarian) is a New Orleans-based Balkan band featuring dreamy three-part vocal harmonies and hard-hitting instrumentals. Formed in 2015, the band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements. Their debut album, Swamp Gold, was released in January 2017 and features traditional Bulgarian and Eastern European melodies interpreted through languid, dark arrangements and improvisational continuous transitions.


Exclusively for adults, kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and a paint brush! Unwind with a teaching artist-led art project while enjoying Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Reserve your space now!


Southern Louisiana features a dynamic deltaic landscape crafted by the Mississippi River and the various groups of people who have inhabited and modified its banks. This talk, which is presented in collaboration with the exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography, provides an overview of the coupled human and natural history of the Mississippi Delta.

Elizabeth L. Chamberlain is native to southeastern Wisconsin and has been a longtime resident of Louisiana. She holds a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Tulane University, where she studied under Torbjörn E. Törnqvist. As a doctoral student, Chamberlain traveled extensively, conducting internships at the University of Liverpool, UK, and at the Netherlands Centre for Luminescence Dating. She has also participated in field campaigns in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghan delta of Bangladesh, and has led and contributed to numerous field campaigns in the Mississippi Delta and Lower Mississippi River Valley. Her work focuses on the complex relationships between humans and natural landscapes, with a focus on how people can adapt and persist in places such as the Mississippi Delta.

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 as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.


Fri, November 10th, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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