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Panel Discussion with Dawn DeDeaux Presented by The Helis Foundation

Sun, April 10th at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please note: This event has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 10, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street).

Join us at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for an afternoon with artist Dawn DeDeaux exploring FREE FALL: Milton’s Paradise Lost and Found on Poydras, a newly installed work in the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation.

Moderated by Bradley Sumrall (Curator of the Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art), the program also includes Katie A. Pfohl (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art), who organized Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds at NOMA.

This program takes place at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street).

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The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required. Space is limited to ensure social distancing. Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or a negative PCR test within 72 hours to access.

About FREE FALL: Milton’s Paradise Lost and Found on Poydras

FREE FALL: Milton’s Paradise Lost and Found on Poydras is a large-scale sculpture installation by New Orleans-based artist Dawn DeDeaux. The work tributes Paradise Lost by John Milton, which was published in 1667 and is considered among the world’s most important literary offerings. Selections from the epic poem appear on 64 concrete columns, installed at angles as though in a state of fall over several city blocks in front of the Caesar’s Superdome. The text is generated in reflective vinyl to offer distinct appearances that vary from day to night, creating a moving, ever-changing choreography of light and language. By day, the text reads in subtle pearlescence typography, and by night the verse transforms into a glowing vibrancy before the light of cellphones and the headlights of passing cars.

About Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation

Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation is the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition. The Helis Foundation, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways work together to bring interesting and inspiring sculptures to the residents and visitors of New Orleans. Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition has installed over 40 sculptures by artists of local and international acclaim on Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Galvez. The Helis Foundation funds every aspect of the exhibition.

Details

Date:
Sun, April 10th
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Venue

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70119 United States
Website:
ogdenmuseum.org