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Nautical Map & NOLA Inspire Ken Kenan's Latest Exhibition at Du Mois

Ken Kenan’s newest series of art works, “Voyages,” present a fresh and engaging style in abstraction which is unique on the current New Orleans art scene. 'Genuine,' 'optimistic,' and 'playful,' are descriptors which shall continue to emerge with regard to all of Kenan's "Grand Voyages" over time. 

Sweet Dreams

Review: Joli Livaudais' Multi-Media Show "Dreams & Replies"

On Saturday night, Martine Chaisson Gallery unveiled Monroe artist Joli Livaudais’ “Dreams and Replies” as its April show.  “Dreams and Replies” is a series of encounters which is especially suitable for the springtime, with scenes of burgeoning life in the form of the earth’s longest-continuing and most-successfully adapting phylum, the arthropods.  

30 Americans

Review: CAC Showcases Diverse Works from 30 Black Artists

“30 Americans” opened at the Contemporary Arts Center on February 8th, just one week into Black History Month.  A show organized by the Rubell Family Collection of Miami, “30 Americans” is described as focusing “on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture.”

Bunny Drop

New Public Sculpture Comes to Poydras from Baltimore

A new animal is joining the ranks of SPCA dogs that populate New Orleans’ public art scene. A rabbit is coming to Poydras St., and a pair of artists are installing the vivid addition this weekend. 

Room 220: Photo Books at PhotoNOLA: A Roundup

From Press Street's Room 220: 

This year’s PhotoNOLA festival includes a panoply of offerings for lovers of photography books.

Lichtenstein Sculpture Coming to NOMA

By the end of this year NOMA will welcome a famous new outdoor addition: Roy Lichtenstein’s Five Brushstrokes.  A joint donation from Sydney and Walda Besthoff and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the large-scale, pop art piece will greet museum-goers on NOMA's front lawn. 

Art Agenda

Fall Arts Preview: NOMA, CAC, Arts for Arts Sake, the Ogden Museum

This fall, the New Orleans art scene explodes with new openings at NOMA, the Contemporary Art Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.  

Bold Metal

Review of Sculptor Rachel David's 'Sitting Prone'

The sculptural world of artist Rachel David’s Sitting Prone, on view through September 7th at Barrister’s Gallery (2331 St. Claude Avenue), is one of a bona fide blacksmith. How else can one explain the kind of strange anachronisms in the exhibit? 

Counter-Culture Bearers

HNOC Exhibit on Loujon Press Showcases 1960's New Orleans

The Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection deviates from its standard traditional exhibits to highlight the eccentric French Quarter counterculture of the 1960s. 

Bidding Time

Estate Auction to Support NOLA Artist George Dureau Through Illness

The latest George Dureau auction will benefit more than just patron's art collections.

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