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Performance and Record Release: People Museum
Sun, December 4th, 2022 at 7:00 PM
New Orleans–based pop art band People Museum presents a special one-night-only performance in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden responding to the work of artist Louise Bourgeois.
People Museum’s latest EP Destruction of, Vol. 1 (out October 21 from Strange Daisy Records and Community Records) features a collection of songs inspired by Bourgeois’s life and work. Written by Claire Givens and produced by Jeremy Phipps, the record was supported in part by NOMA’s Creative Assembly Cohort, which invites artists from different mediums to use the museum’s collection, exhibition, and programs as catalysts to create new research and artwork.
On Sunday, December 4, People Museum perform underneath Bourgeois’s Spider—one of the signature works in NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden—and celebrate the release of a limited-edition vinyl pressing of Destruction of, Vol. 1.
Tickets are $15 | $10 for NOMA members
Tickets to this program are currently sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is not guaranteed.
About the Project
NOMA Community Engagement Curator Nic Brierre Aziz interviews People Museum’s Claire Givens and Jeremy Phipps and about the genesis of this project.
Written by Claire Givens
Produced by Jeremy Phipps
Performed by Claire Givens and Jeremy Phipps
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Gilliland
Artwork by Claire Givens and Nicholas Ashe Bateman
Vinyl available for pre-order from Community Records
About People Museum
People Museum is a pop art, electronic band formed by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2016. Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral, and marching band music, People Museum has formed a sound that could only come from the eclectic corners of Louisiana. Created with the intention of bringing nature to the future, they combine the historic sounds of the city’s past with the synthesizer heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans —always mixing menacing textures with cathartic hopefulness. People Museum performs live as a four-piece with the addition of drummer, Aaron Boudreaux, as well as with bassist Charles Lumar ll.
About Creative Assembly
Creative Assembly is a community engagement initiative by the New Orleans Museum of Art that uses neighborhood-based participatory art experiences as a vehicle for personal exploration, community collaboration, and social change.
NOMA’s Creative Assembly community engagement initiative is supported by the Wagner Foundation.