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Friday Nights at NOMA: Death in Venice movie screening | Mitchell Gaudet Artist Perspective

April 21, 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.

  • 5:30 – 7 pm: Music by Greg Schatz and the Friggin’ Geniuses (in the Garden)
  • 5 – 7:30 pm: Art on the Spot (in the Garden)
  • 6 – 7 pm: Artist Perspective with Mitchell Gaudet
  • 7:30 pm: Venetian Film Series in Stern Auditorium: Death in Venice
  • 7:45 pm: Movies in the Garden: Moulin Rouge! (preceded at 7 pm with a can-can dance demonstration by Trixie Minx Productions & Fleur de Tease)

WWNO-NPR 89.9 will host an information booth for an upcoming 10-day trip to Italy, Oct. 17 – 28, that will include a Vivaldi concert in a Baroque church and a backstage tour of La Fenice Opera House in Venice, private tours of major museums in Florence, and three nights in the ancient hill town of Montecatini. For more information visit the tour website.


Greg Schatz

Greg Schatz began writing and performing original music as a teenager in upstate New York. He moved to New Orleans in 1995 to play accordion with the Big Mess Blues Band and subsequently took up the upright bass in the trio, Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boys. In 1999 he started his own band, The Friggin’ Geniuses — Paul Santopadre on drums, Alex McMurray on guitar, and Dave Stover on bass — who have become a New Orleans all-star team, seamlessly locking into a groove and brining the most out of every song. Schatz’s sixth album of original roots rock music is due to be released in June 2017.


Mitchell Gaudet creates glass-based abstract sculpture and within these works combines other materials such as pewter and steel and materials he has found at yard sales and flea markets. He does some glassblowing and is also a glass caster, ladling molten glass from the furnace into a mold. He has an MFA from Tulane University and a BFA from Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge. A commissioned work in 2000 is at the New Orleans Airport Delta Concourse. In 1998, Gaudet received an award for his design at the Pilchuck Glass School auction.


In conjunction with the exhibition A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s, UNO professor Laszlo Fulop curates a series of three films set in the Italian city. Death in Venice (1971), is an Italian-French drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen. It is based on the novella by the same name, first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig by the German author Thomas Mann. (NR, 2 hours, 10 minutes) Watch the trailer.


Movies in the Garden continues its spring series of movies under the stars and beneath the oaks with a theme of costuming. Moulin Rouge! (2001) is a celebration of love and creative inspiration that takes place in the infamous, gaudy, and glamorous Parisian nightclub at the cusp of the 20th century. Christian, a young English poet (Ewan McGregor) travels to bohemian Paris where he begins a passionate affair with Satine, the club’s most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman). Musical numbers include such modern pop songs as “Rhythm of the Night,” “Fool to Believe,” “Lady Marmalade” and “Like A Virgin.” (PG-13, 2 hours, 17 minutes)

FREE to NOMA members | Nonmembers (admission includes access to the museum): $12.00 adults | $10.00 seniors | $6.00 children (7-12) | Children 6 and under are free | University students with valid ID receive $8.00 admission | Watch the trailer.

Food trucks from Frencheeze, Crepes á la Carte, and La Cocinita will sell meals, snacks, and drinks. A bar will be set up near the screen in the oak grove.

SPONSORS: 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.


April 21, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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