New Orleans African American Museum | New Orleans, LA

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The New Orleans African American Museum (NOAAM) is located in New Orlean’s historic Tremé neighborhood, the oldest surviving black community in the United States. NOAAM seeks to educate, preserve, interpret and promote the contributions that people of African descent have made to the development of New Orleans and Louisiana culture, as slaves and as free people of color[1] throughout slavery, and during emancipation, Reconstruction and contemporary times.

The NOAAM property encompasses seven historical structures located on the site of a former plantation. Permanent and temporary exhibits spotlight contemporary artists in the main house and in the former slave cottages.

One of the museum’s centerpieces is the “Louisiana-Congo: the Bertrand Donation,” a collection of African beadwork, costumes, masks, textiles and musical instruments. The 70-piece assortment of original African artwork is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. It illuminates the parallels between everyday life in the Congo and Louisiana folk culture. Other exhibits change regularly and highlight works of traditional African art to black influences and culture in modern life in New Orleans.

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New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Gov. Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 USA
Phone: (504) 566-1136
Website: www.noaam.org

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In partnership with the New Orleans Loving Festival, we invite you to join us for the opening of 2013 Artist In Residence Samantha Wall's exhibit, indivisible at the Stella Jones Gallery.

WHEN: Friday, June 6th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 132


Indivisible is a collection of portraits of multiracial women from Portland, OR and New Orleans, LA, where Wall spent a month as an Artist In Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center. She photographed and talked with women who, like her, must navigate multiple ethnic identities. The conversations revealed their shared experiences as multiracial women and the drawings are the residue of their time together. Wall is the recipient of awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Regional Arts & Culture Council. Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University, LxWxH Gallery in Seattle, Washington, and the Art Gym at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.
http://www.stellajonesgallery.com/index.html
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