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NOMA at Night feat. Special Musical Guests and DJ HEELTURN

Fri, April 5th at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at NOMA for an evening of creativity inspired by the special exhibition Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined. The night will spotlight a showcase of music organized by Sari Jordan & Mahmoud Chouki, featuring both local and visiting musicians in a women- and queer-dominated band. Songs during the set are inspired by the exhibition and meditate on themes of transmutation, healing, and the feminine figures who anchor Mutu’s vast practice.

In addition to the museum, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden pavilion will be open for guests to view works from Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined installed there.

$30 General Admission | $15 for Members


Please note that food and drinks are not included in the ticket price. They are available for purchase directly from our partner vendors.



In the Great Hall

With a strong urge to help build community and a wide taste in music, New Orleans native HEELTURN started out honing his DJ skills on WTUL with a show he likes to call “Accepted Eclectic.” From there he has bounced all over the city bringing a unique mix of soul, disco, hip-hop, R&B, bounce, baile funk, house, and club music to a wide variety of audiences. He has opened Washed Out, guest DJ-ed Set De Flo at the Hi-Ho Lounge (spotlighted by Boiler Room and Resident Advisor), performed with Katey Red, and played music festivals including BUKU and Bonnaroo. His love of the local music scene has led him to contribute writing to Antigravity and to co-book for the POC-focused punk music festival Deep Cuts.

Art-Making Activity: Assemblage

6:00–9:30 pm in the museum’s first-floor galleries


Featured Exhibition | Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined

This major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu brings together nearly one hundred sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings, and films to present the breadth of the Kenyan–American artist’s multidisciplinary practice from the mid-1990s to today.

Additional Credits

Mahmoud Chouki

NOMA is pleased to work with internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and composer Mahmoud Chouki, who is organizing musical performances for each NOMA at Night program in collaboration with museum staff.

Mahmoud Chouki is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer living and working in New Orleans. His art draws together music from many different international contexts to consider how music can speak across cultural divides. His own compositions incorporate musical influences from across the globe, ranging from European classical, Andalusian from Southern Spain, Levantine music from the Middle East, Maghrebian music from North Africa, Latin American music, and jazz from the Southern United States. Integrating sounds and rhythms from many different cultures, Chouki combines classical guitar with instruments such as the loutar, a traditional instrument of the Middle Atlas region of Morocco; the sintir, a Sub-Saharan instrument from the Sahel region (Mali); the oud, an oriental lute; the Algerian mandole, a steel-string fretted instrument resembling an elongated mandolin; the Bağlama saz, a Turkish long necked bowl-lute; the banjo, and a variety of percussion instruments. As artistic director of Rencontre Orient-Occident at Chateau Mercier in Sierre, Switzerland, Chouki has brought together a wide range of international musicians to envision new forms of dialogue between East and West, with music often the only common language between performers.

Thank You to Our Supporters

NOMA at Night is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee; 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. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Fri, April 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans, LA, 70119