Newcomb Art Museum: Empire

Celebrating the New Orleans tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by Los Angeles based artists Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. Through the assembly of over 400 objects, the artists transformed the entire museum into one immersive artwork that explores the history of people and place in terms of cultural legacy, historical narrative, and social constructs.

EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects that colonialism, slavery, trade, and tourism have had on the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings.

Tom Friel, Coordinator for Interpretation and Public Engagement at Newcomb Art Museum, will lead us on a tour of this fascinating exhibit. Bring your lunch. We will eat together before we go in to the exhibit. There is no charge for the museum. RSVP by Monday, September 24 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
No charge members and non-members

Date: September 27, 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
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