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July 2018

Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by DJ Jess | Artist Perspective with L. Kasimu Harris | Screening of Mr. Cao Goes to Washington

Fri, July 27th, 2018 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: 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 and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm. Read More

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December 2018

Lina Iris Viktor in Conversation with Renée Mussai

Sun, December 9th, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial, Archive & Research at Autograph in London, as she speaks with artist Lina Iris Viktor, whose work is currently on view in the Great Hall in Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred. The lecture is free with museum admission. ABOUT RENÉE MUSSAI Renée Mussai is Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial, Archive and Research at Autograph, a London-based international, nonprofit photographic arts charity, with a remit in… Read More

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Under Three Things, a performance by artist Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground exhibition

Wed, December 12th, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

At select intervals throughout the run of the exhibition Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina will host a series of intimate guided tours of the exhibition in which she will assume the perspective of the earth, personified. Read More

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June 2019

You Are Here Photographer’s Perspective Talk with Monique Verdin

Wed, June 19th, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Louisiana-based photographer Monique Verdin will discuss themes from the exhibition You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place. Read More

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July 2019

Gallery Activation for 168:01 with artist Wafaa Bilal

Wed, July 17th, 2019 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. Read More

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Gallery Activation of Brève braises with artist Manon Bellet

Wed, July 24th, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the installation Brève braises, on view in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge, artist Manon Bellet affixes the charred remains of burned paper upon the wall of a gallery. Over the course of the exhibition, she allows these papers to gradually drop to the floor, encouraged by movement of air generated by the improvisational energy of bodies and musical performances. Musicians from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) will perform as part of this activation. Read More

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You Are Here Photographer’s Perspective with Abdul Aziz

Wed, July 24th, 2019 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… Read More

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September 2019

Activation of Brève braises with artist Manon Bellet and Justin Peake

Wed, September 18th, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In the installation Brève braises, artist Manon 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. Musician Justin Peake will participate in this activation of the installation. Read More

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October 2019

Artist’s Perspective: Dawn DeDeaux discusses Tina Freeman: Lamentations

Wed, October 16th, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Throughout the exhibition of photographs in Tina Freeman: Lamentations, a seven-year photo-documentation of Louisiana’s wetlands and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic by Tina Freeman, fellow artists, including Dawn DeDeaux, will offer their perspective on the subject matter. Read More

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December 2019

Artist’s Perspective: Photographer Lily Brooks discusses Tina Freeman: Lamentations

Wed, December 11th, 2019 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Throughout the exhibition of photographs in Tina Freeman: Lamentations, a seven-year photo-documentation of Louisiana’s wetlands and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic by Tina Freeman, fellow artists, including photographer Lily Brooks, will offer their perspective on the subject matter. Read More

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The Helis Foundation Lecture: Regina Agu with Tia-Simone Gardner

Wed, December 18th, 2019 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Regina Agu’s installation of Passage in NOMA’s Great Hall marks the first museum show for the contemporary artist. In a lecture sponsored by The Helis Foundation, Agu will discuss the environmental and historical themes in her creation of panoramas with Tia Simone-Gardner. Admission is free to all Louisiana residents on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Read More

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January 2020

The Helis Foundation Artist Talk: Teresita Fernández

Wed, January 15th at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join artist Teresita Fernández for a discussion about her work as part of The Helis Foundation Artist Talk series. Fernández’s 60-foot mosaic mural Viñales (Mayombe Mississippi) is among the works on view in the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Admission is free on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Read More

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