NOMA - PRIDE OF PLACE: THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW ORLEANS

Date: July 19, 2017Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Contact: Rachel RuthPhone: 504.897.0143Email: rachel@nojcc.org

NOMA - PRIDE OF PLACE: THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW ORLEANS
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Spotlighting one of the city’s most groundbreaking contemporary art collections, the exhibition explores the rise of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans. Since its founding in 1978, the Arthur Roger Gallery has been one of New Orleans most exciting venues for contemporary art.

Roger’s personal collection of more than eighty paintings, photographs, and sculptures reflects the gallery’s storied forty-year history as well as Roger’s skill and sophistication as an art collector. Bringing together artworks Roger has collected from the 1970’s through today, Pride of Place unfolds as an evolving narrative about place, identity, and belonging in New Orleans’ contemporary art scene over the course of the last four decades. Roger’s personal art collection reflects the city’s dynamic local culture while at the same time responding to more national and international concerns. Incorporating many of the artists that the gallery exhibited over the years, Roger’s collection includes experimental works by regional artists as well as vanguard works made all across the country.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe' NOMA in the museum at noon, then stroll through this new exhibit. Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesday. Lunch is on you. RSVP by Monday, July 17 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, July 19
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown