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July 2019

Gallery Activation for 168:01 with artist Wafaa Bilal

July 17 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Artist Wafaa Bilal will visit NOMA to interpret his interactive installation 168:01 in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge. The work comprises a large bookshelf filled with blank, white books which symbolizes the burning and looting of libraries in Baghdad during the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. Museum visitors are invited to transform the shelves from austere white to color by donating a book (for sale in the Museum Shop) that will be shipped to the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad at the closing of the exhibition.

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Museum Highlights Tour

July 17 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 31, 2019

NOMA docents guide visitors on hour-long tours of either the permanent collection or special exhibitions. Tours are free with NOMA admission. Meet in the Great Hall to join in.

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Safar musical performance with Mahmoud Chouki and Steve Lands

July 17 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Throughout the run of Bodies of Knowledge, Mahmoud Chouki will create a new musical composition and series of site-specific performances for the exhibition,  collectively titled Safar, that explore how music can speak across cultural divides to envision new forms of dialogue between East and West. Chouki will be joined by New Orleans-based trumpeter Steve Lands. Admission is free for all Louisiana residents on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ABOUT MAHMOUD CHOUKI Mahmoud Chouki is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer living and…

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Besthoff Sculpture Garden Tour

July 19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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One event on July 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on July 29, 2019 at 12:00pm

Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, weather dependent, at noon. Sited on twelve acres adjacent to the museum, the garden contains more than ninety works by renowned international sculptors.

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Friday Nights at NOMA: Artist’s Perspective with Wafaa Bilal | Music by Keiko and Mateo | Artful Palate cooking demonstration

July 19 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm. 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Keiko and Mateo 6 pm: Artful Palate cooking demonstration with Knut Mjelde in Café NOMA…

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Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

July 20 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers yoga and pilates classes in the galleries or the Besthoff Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) every Saturday morning.

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Taylor Scholars Family Day

July 20 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Taylor Scholars Family Day honors Louisiana educators and Taylor Scholars with free admission and a daylong schedule of family-oriented events, including tours of the museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden, hands-on art activities, and a DJ.

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Tai Chi/Chi Kung

July 22 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely


NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening.

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Gallery Talk: Bodies of Knowledge with Curatorial Fellow Allison Young

July 24 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gallery talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Join Curatorial Fellow Allison Young for a discussion about the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge.

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Gallery Activation of Brèves braises with artist Menon Bellet

July 24 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the installation Brèves braises, artist Menon Bellet affixes the charred remains of burned paper on the walls of the gallery in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge. From these tattered remains, she creates a script or musical score that runs across an entire length of a long white wall. Created in collaboration with musicians that Bellet invites to compose an accompanying musical score, these burned fragments of paper have a graphic dynamism and rhythm that resembles that of improvisational music or…

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You Are Here Photographer’s Perspective with Abdul Aziz

July 24 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

New Orleans-based photographer Abdul Aziz will discuss his connection to themes in the exhibition You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place. Admission is free on Wednesdays to all Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Aziz is a freelance photojournalist, filmmaker, and serial entrepreneur. For nearly two decades, he has worked to document conflict, war, social issues and culture spanning the globe from the Middle East and Africa to the far reaches of the Himalayas.  His photos…

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Book Club Discussion Group

July 26 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join fellow book lovers as we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art, artists, art museums, NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Our full 2019 schedule and reading list has been announced. Organized by NOMA’s Felix J. Dreyfous Library, the Book Club is an informal group. You do not have to attend every meeting and we understand if you have to leave a discussion or program early. The book club offers several types of programs: a book discussion group…

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