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Dawn DeDeaux: On the cusp of her NOMA retrospective, the artist talks about her work and her life in New Orleans

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans is a city of immersion, be it in the culture or as part of the constant battle against water. To fully understand the city and its citizens, experiencing this immersion is essential. Artist Dawn DeDeaux understands this. A native New Orleanian, she has been creating her one-of-a-kind multi-media Read More…

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NOMA adds some hip-hop and jazz to its porcelain collection

From the New Orleans Museum of Art The New Orleans Museum of Art will display a set of porcelain vases celebrating this city’s contribution to music and culture in the both the 20th and the 21st centuries. In 2019, NOMA commissioned Philadelphia-based artist Roberto Lugo to create the “Stunting” Garniture Set, a set of porcelain Read More…

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NOMA opens ‘Black Compositional Thought’ exhibit

From the New Orleans Museum of Art The New Orleans Museum of Art presents Torkwase Dyson: Black Compositional Thought (15 Paintings for the Plantationocene) on view through April 19. Produced for NOMA, this new series of 15 paintings layer dense, minimal shapes, diagrammatic lines and thick textures of graphite, acrylic and charcoal over washes of Read More…

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‘To come here is to lose perspective’: NOMA exhibit delves deep into Louisiana landscape painting

If you go to “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana,” at the New Orleans Museum of Art, expecting to see lush images of cypress trees reflected in waterways and silhouetted against sunsets, you won’t be disappointed. All that and more is in the exhibition exploring 19th century paintings of south Louisiana. The exhibit of Read More…

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Upcoming NOMA exhibit offers expansive view of Louisiana landscape

From the New Orleans Museum of Art The New Orleans Museum of Art presents “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana,” on view Nov. 16 through Jan. 26. The first major exhibition on Louisiana landscape painting in more than 40 years, “Inventing Acadia” explores the rise of landscape painting in Louisiana during the 19th century, Read More…

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The NOLA Project brings Shakespeare back to NOMA

Now in its 14th season, The NOLA Project returns to the newly expanded Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA to present “The Henchman: A Shakespeare Story” this May. “The Henchman” will be The NOLA Project’s eighth outdoor adventure in NOMA‘s Besthoff Sculpture Garden since the first, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” premiered in 2011. The play is Read More…

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NOMA to donate weekend proceeds to St. Landry churches as well as Notre Dame

In response to the recent tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the church arsons in St. Landry Parish, the New Orleans Museum of Art will donate proceeds from museum attendance on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, to rebuilding efforts in Paris and in Louisiana. The museum will provide the option Read More…