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Gallery Talk with Malik Bartholomew

Wed, November 23rd, 2022 at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us in the galleries each Wednesday for weekly talks with artists, curators, and other special guests. During these casual conversations, we’ll take a close look at different works currently on view at NOMA.

This week, join us for a discussion about Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers on the museum’s first floor with Malik Bartholomew of Know NOLA Tours and a member of the exhibition advisory group.

Free with museum admission. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. When you arrive at NOMA, check in at the front desk for directions to the appropriate gallery.

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About Malik Bartholomew

Malik Bartholomew is a seventh-generation New Orleans native who serves as a community griot, cultural curator, local historian, photographer, storyteller, researcher, and tour guide. He is a proud graduate of John F. Kennedy Senior High School and Dillard University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Post-graduation he has since spent countless hours in many of the city’s archives exploring and learning more about the unique traditions and history of the city of New Orleans.

Currently, Malik is involved in numerous projects documenting the city of New Orleans through the medium of photography and supporting indigenous New Orleans culture. He is a board member of the Congo Square Preservation Society, One Book One New Orleans, and the Louisiana Afro-Indigenous Society. He serves on the curatorial board of the Pass it On Poetry Open Mic Team and was a member of the first exhibition advisory group for the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibition Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers, He is also the proud owner of Know NOLA Tours a tour experience & historical consulting company.

Know NOLA Tours is a tour company grounded in the roots of research, history, storytelling, and culture that focuses on the black stories and narratives of the city of New Orleans and its connection, impact, and influence on the world.

Malik additionally serves as the lead docent and resident historian at Studio BE, the solo exhibition of visual artist Brandan “Bmike” Odums, and is proud to work at his alma mater as the Access Services Manager at the Will W. Alexander Library located at Dillard University.

Malik has an undying passion for all things “New Orleans” and remains committed to reading, exploring, researching, learning, and most importantly sharing the special history, rich culture, and distinctive qualities of the city of New Orleans.



Education and outreach initiatives at NOMA are supported in part by the Zemurray Foundation; the Lois and Lloyd Hawkins Jr. Foundation; The Helis Foundation; The Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation; The City of New Orleans; IBERIABANK; The Wagner Foundation; Janice Parmelee and Bill Hammack; the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, funded by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation; Sara and David Kelso; Patrick F. Taylor Foundation;  Dr. Scott S. Cowen; The RosaMary Foundation; The Azby Fund; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; The Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation; Burkenroad Foundation; Marian Dreux Van Horn Education Endowment; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation;  Ruby K. Worner Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; The Harry T. Howard III Foundation; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.; Harvey and Marie Orth; The Bruce J. Heim Foundation; and Mrs. Bennett A. Molter, Jr. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Wed, November 23rd, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
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