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Friday Nights at NOMA: “I Made Myself Up: An Intimate View,” a lecture by McArthur Binion

March 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more.

  • 5 – 7:30 p.m. Art on the Spot in the Sculpture Garden
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Music by Marc Stone in the Sculpture Garden
  • 7 p.m. “I Made Myself Up: An Intimate View,” a lecture by McArthur Binion in Stern Auditorium
  • 7:30 p.m. Movies in the Garden: Labyrinth


Born on a cotton farm in rural Mississippi in 1946, McArthur Binion is now one of the most vital and important voices in contemporary American art. To create his iconic paintings, Binion collages highly personal markers of his identity—his birth certificate, identity cards, family photographs and address books—into seemingly impersonal grids of oil stick, ink and graphite. The artist will discuss his career on the opening night of the exhibition NEW at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, many of which were purchased in honor of New Orleans restaurateur and civil rights activist Leah Chase.


Marc Stone has made a stellar name for himself in the Roots music world as a Louisiana Red Hot Records recording artist, collaborator with legends including Walter “Wolfman” Washington, John Mooney, Lillian Boutte and Kirk Joseph, and as guitarist for Louisiana masters including Eddie Bo, Marva Wright, Rockin Dopsie Jr, Terrance Simien, Ernie K-Doe and many others. He brings all of this experience and knowledge, plus his extensive vinyl collection, with him as the host of the Soul Serenade on WWOZ 90.7-fm New Orleans and at his mobile DJ gigs. Sweet soul, burnin’ funk, deep blues and Louisiana classics will all rock your soul every time he drops a needle on wax!


Pull out your blankets and chairs for the Spring 2017 series of Movies in the Garden. In Labyrinth, a 16-year-old girl is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Directed by Jim Henson based upon a screenplay by Terry Jones, the movie stars David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. (1986, Rated PG, 101 mins.) Frencheeze and Rolling Fatties food trucks will sell meals, snacks and beverages. A bar will be set up near the screen in the live oak grove.


March 10, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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