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Friday Nights at NOMA: Shakespeare and Mardi Gras lecture | Music by Sarah Quintana

Fri, March 17th, 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 – 8 p.m. Art on the Spot
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Music by Sarah Quintana
  • 6:30 p.m. “Shakespeare and Mardi Gras,” a lecture by Jennifer Vaught


Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk, and pop music. Quintana attended The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and received a CODOFIL heritage scholarship, which allowed her to study in France as a teenager. She divides her time between the US and France, working alongside saxophonist Raphael Imbert and touring with French and American musicians. Quintana is a member of the Pantheatre (Linda Wise and Enrique Pardo) as well as a hatha yoga instructor. In her latest studio recording, Miss River (Independent 2015), Quintana collaborates with Mark Bingham to pay homage to the strength and fragility of Louisiana’s traditions and wetlands environment.


In conjunction with the exhibition A Seductive Life: Venice in the 1700s, Jennifer Vaught, the Jean-Jacques and Aurore Labbé Fournet / BORSF Professor in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will discuss Carnival traditions associated with William Shakespeare. She is the author of Carnival and Literature in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2012), and the essay “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and the New Orleans Twelfth Night Revelers” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, ed. James Schiffer (Routledge, 2011).


Fri, March 17th, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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