NOMA: CHANGING COURSE: REFLECTIONS ON NEW ORLEANS HISTORIES

Date: June 20, 2018Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:  Show map New Orleans JCC - Uptown
5342 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Contact: Rachel RuthPhone: 504.897.0143Email: rachel@nojcc.org

Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories marks the 2018 New Orleans Tricentennial by bringing together a group of seven contemporary art projects that focus on forgotten or marginalized histories of the city. Projects by artists Katrina Andry, Willie Birch, Lesley Dill, Skylar Fein, L. Kasimu Harris, The Everyday Projects and The Propeller Group each shed light on the past while also looking towards the future, returning to defining moments in New Orleans’ history that continue to frame art and life in the city today. Reflecting on how these histories have shaped our responses to present-day issues and concerns, the included projects also consider how returning to the past can help spur evolution and change, and make a lasting positive impact on the city. During a year of celebration and remembrance, Changing Course invites the city to consider how the act of commemoration can also be a form of forward thinking: a rejoinder to the present that might also change the course of things to come.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe' NOMA in the museum at noon, then enjoy this new exhibit with the guidance of a docent. Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesday. Lunch is on you. RSVP by Monday, June 18 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, June 20
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown