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Friday Nights at NOMA: NOMA-Tulane-SOPA Design Symposium: Technology and Storytelling

October 20, 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 and Spirits Among the Sculptures Scavenger Hunt (in the Sculpture Garden)
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Music by Marc Stone (in the Sculpture Garden)
  • 7:30 pm: Movies in the Garden: Ghostbusters
  • 6 – 8 pm: NOMA-Tulane-SOPA Design Symposium, “Technology and Storytelling: Animation, Special Effects, Virtual and Augmented Reality” (Panel discussion and exhibition in Stern Auditorium)


Guitar-slingin’, soul-singin’, song-scribin’ funkified roots and blues musician Marc Stone worked his way up from the streets of New Orleans and the feet of the masters to become a prominent voice on the Crescent City scene. His energized performances, with his band, solo/acoustic or with his over-the-top all-star projects, are a staple at clubs and festivals in New Orleans. Stone’s extensive songbook criss-crosses the highways and side roads of American music, while his originals cut their own path with a unique, fiery blend of Roots styles informed by two decades of immersion backing icons and architects of rock and roll, New Orleans rhythm and blues, funk, soul and zydeco. Stone is also known to music lovers for his 17 years hosting the Soul Serenade program on radio station WWOZ 90.7. 


Movies in the Garden returns with a nostalgic throwback to the 1980s. After the goofy members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “Ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural—for profit. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension and a doorway that will release evil upon the city through an ancient god. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. (1984 | Rated PG | 1h 47m)


The New Orleans Museum of Art is pleased to partner with the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) for a Design Symposium series in the spring and fall of 2018 that recognizes and connects creative, innovative, and critical thinkers and designers in the region. The series highlights various disciplines as they relate to the design process and industry opportunities both locally and globally. The fall symposium is themed “Technology & Storytelling: Animation, Special Effects, Virtual & Augmented Reality.”

The evening includes a panel discussion in Stern Auditorium and audience Q&A, as well as a digital exhibition of panelists and Tulane SoPA students’ works. The “The Technology & Storytelling” evening will also feature a hands-on demonstration of virtual and augmented reality using personal operation devices and opportunities for audience participation.

Carrie Lee Schwartz, Senior Professor of Practice for Media Arts and Digital Design at Tulane SoPA, will moderate a panel with the following participants:

  • Matthew Hales, Vice President of Immersive Technology at TurboSquid
  • Christofer Dierdorff, photographer and artist
  • Simon Blake, animator
  • Matthew Findley, President, inXile Entertainment

The symposium is made possible with support from the Tulane Provost’s office and a Lavin Bernik Faculty Grant.


October 20, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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