Take Note: Community Creative Sketchbook Project

Our institution, the museum field, and our world at large are undergoing a period of intense reflection, along with a reassessment, and transformation of our systems for serving, caring for, and connecting with one another. At NOMA, we’d like to invite you to embark on this journey with us.

To “take note” is to notice; to give particular care or attention to. Take Note is a community creative sketchbook project that encourages each of us to dedicate time to a creative process and self-reflection. Weekly prompts challenge us to look again, remember, notice, or reflect through the medium(s) of our choosing: writing, drawing, mixed media, dance, or spoken word, to name a few. Take another look at yourself, your stories, and your surroundings—independently, together!

    • People of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate
    • Keep an eye out for a new prompt each week in the NOMA newsletter and on our website
    • Share your creations, reflections, or musings with us by tagging us on Instagram at @neworleansmuseumofart, or email takenote@noma.org to contribute to our online gallery

THIS WEEK’S PROMPT: Capture the story of your longest or deepest friendship.⁠

Elliott Erwitt (American, b. France, 1928), New York City, 1946, printed later, Gelatin silver print, Museum purchase through the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 75.76.1

We look forward to embarking on this journey with you!