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A Life Half-Fast

New Orleans Jazz Museum Celebrates Pete Fountain



2017 marked the first Mardi Gras in over forty years that Pete Fountain did not lead his merry krewe through Uptown to wake up the city to the day’s offerings. The legendary clarinetist died last August, but New Orleanians could take comfort that during Carnival his spirit was very much alive. There is a similar feeling walking through The New Orleans Jazz Museum’s new exhibition, “Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast.” Perhaps it's the dozens of album covers, Jazz Fest posters, and photographs that cover the walls, or perhaps it’s the life-sized figure of Fountain himself holding court in the corner of the exhibition room — but within the walls of the Old U.S. Mint, Fountain never left us. 


When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan's Paintings at NOMA



On view in the front room of NOMA is Bob Dylan: The New Orleans Series. The ten paintings will be switched out this coming week for ten others until the show closes on July 31. There is a familiar feeling in Dylan’s visual art of his intricately woven narratives. Dylan takes seemingly banal events and locations and, like an alchemist, turns them into a hazy, but meaningful memory. 


Bigger, Badder Satchmo SummerFest to Come With $5 Fee


The krewe behind Satchmo SummerFest rolled out some key details about the festival’s 15th anniversary this year. The most significant change will be the addition of five dollar admission daily fee.


Kongo Fair

NOMA Opens Kongo: across the Waters



New Orleans prides herself on the fusion of cultures that combined to build the city we now know. One of the most commonly cited example of those evolutions is jazz’s origins in Congo Square. The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)’s new installation, Kongo: across the Waters aims to illustrate how the art of a different Kongo evolved through other influences and eventually came to influence the fabric of the American South.


'Art World Warrior'

Ogden Curator Sumrall Talks Jim Roche



On Friday (2.27), the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is opening “Jim Roche: Cultural Mechanic.” The new exhibition is a 46 year survey including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and sculpture from Roche’s prolific career. Curator Bradley Sumrall sat down with NoDef to answer a few questions about the show.


From Pakenham to Playgrounds

THNOC's New Exhibit Fetes 200 Years of Louisiana Art



Sometimes, the past is best celebrated by looking to the present. The Historic New Orleans Collection THNOC) will fete over two centuries of local art with a show featuring additions made over the past four years in the organization’s newest gallery. THNOC just opened “Recent Acquisitions in Louisiana Art, 2010–2014”.


Prospect Capital

P.3 Announces Schedule for Final Week



The third time was the charm for Prospect New Orleans. P.3: Notes for Now was lauded by audiences and critics alike as the iteration of the art expo that finally got it right. Still, all good things must come to an end. Today (1.13), Prospect announced the schedule for the triennial’s final week.


Cleary, Toussaint Go Through the Looking Glass at THNOC


By Ashley Larsen

In the midst of the 300+ emerging and established artists being showcased in P3+, Xiao Xiao’s exhibition truly stands out as both awe inspiring and as a bit of a mind boggler. Xiao Xiao (pronounced Sh-ih-ow, Sh-ih-ow) is both an artist and a technologist. In her most recent work, she fuses both skills with her NOLA upbringing to create a stirring homage to the piano music of the Crescent City.


SOFAB's New Exhibit a CakeWalk


By Ashley Larsen

“Let Them Eat Cake.” The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard) is hosting a debut of photographs from The Birthday Cake Project. The project is the brain child of S. Louise Neal, a local artist, who baked and gave away one free birthday cake a day for the entire month of June. 


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