Arts District New Orleans
Explore 20+ gallery openings and exhibitions on view at galleries on Julia Street, Contemporary Arts Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, National WWII Museum, and throughout the Arts District New Orleans. Plan your artful adventure with our Gallery Guide, below!
CAC Open Call Exhibition:
On View: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, October 5 at the CAC
We are excited to announce Identity Measures, our 2019 Open Call Exhibition, on view at the CAC from Saturday, August 3 to Saturday, October 5, 2019! Curated by guest curator Dr. Jordan Amirkhani of American University, Identity Measures features works by 23 regional artists and will explore identity as complex entanglements of lived experiences based on race, gender, ability, sexuality, and class.
Every year, the CAC's Open Call exhibition brings together vibrant works from artists across the New Orleans region, according to a theme relevant to our community and the times in which we live.
Learn more at cacno.org/identitymeasures
Get a sneak peak of the incredible art that will be on view along Julia Street and throughout the entire Arts District New Orleans on August 3!
Presenting Ariodante White Linen Night Gallery Opening, featuring paintings by Krista Roche and Tanya Dischler, jewelry by Nancie Roark, and works by craft artist Gary Schiro.
Pictured: Krista Roche: Spring Marsh Dawn 3, 2019. Acrylic, 16" x 20". Photo by Krista Roche.
Presenting four exhibitions - As Luck Would Have It, Florida Noir, and Night Shift - featuring works by Demond Melancon, Amer Kobaslja, Brandon Surtain, and Leonard Galmon.
Pictured: Demond Melancon: Big Freedia, 2018. Glass beads on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Arthur Roger Gallery.
Presenting ALL THAT GLITTERS, an installation of mini abstract works by artist Beata Sasik.
Pictured: Beata Sasik: All That Glitters, 2019.
Presenting New Sculptures, a series of wire, bead, and semi-precious stone sculptures by South Korean artist Key-Sook Geum. Her sculptures are inspired by traditional Korean garments from the Joeseon Dynasty, as well as Western fashion. The artist will be in attendance.
Pictured: Hans Kuebler: Pearl Long Dress. Courtesy of Callan Contemporary.
Presenting Guess What.... a colorful contemporary group show featuring newly discovered artists as well as a selection of work from our local artists. The work exhibited has a distinct southern edge while playfully engaging with ideas of modern living and current culture in our iconic Hall-Barnett style.
Pictured: Houshang Khorasani: Color Connections, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8."
Presenting Diffusion, featuring new sculptures made of found, cut and collaged, antique books by Grammy award winning Jazz musician Tony Dagradi.
Pictured: Tony Dagradi: Evidence, 2019. Hardcover book, acrylic varnish. Photo: JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, New Orleans.
Presenting "And Now For Something New," Vol. 2, a group exhibition and competition featuring new works! The jury-winning artist will be announced on Hancock Whitney White Linen Night and will receive a show at LeMieux Galleries in 2021.
Presenting YAYA Exhibit, featuring a group of local artist alumni from The Yaya Center, including Jourdan Barnes, Kara Crowley, Paul Wright and Quinton Gilmore.
Pictured: Paul Wright: The Truth is Right Over Your Shoulder. Charcoal and oil pastel, 18-1/4 in. x 28-1/4 in.
Presenting Anniversary, celebrating M contemporary's first year on Julia Street with an exhibition of new work by gallery artists, including George Alexander, Fredrick Guess, Hilario, Deborah Mansfield, James Strombotne, Andrew and Blanchard.
Pictured: James Strombotne: Tea Party. Arcylic canvas, 36 x 40 in.
Presenting New Work by Donald Martiny. Donald Martiny’s work focuses on self contained gestural paintings. Using a mix of pigment with a long-chain polymer paint, Martiny uses his hands and brushes made from brooms to create gestural paintings on aluminum.
Pictured: Donald Martiny: Molala, 2016. Polymer and dispersed pigment on aluminum, 49 x 98 inches.
Presenting In Memory of What I Cannot Say: The Art of Guy de Montlaur. This exhibition examines the life and work of a French fine-art painter who fought Nazis on several battlegrounds, surviving hand-to-hand combat as a member of the French army, then the perils of Sword Beach with the Free French Commandos on D-Day. Montlaur channeled his wartime experiences into art, creating vivid abstract paintings until his death at age 58 in 1977.
Pictured: Guy de Montlaur: Auto-portrait sans indulgence, 1969. Oil on Canvas.
Presenting Regina Scully: The House I Live In, featuring new works by New Orleans-based artist Regina Scully. The exhibition features paintings and a selection of two-dimensional mixed media works. This is Scully's fourth solo exhibition with Octavia Gallery.
Pictured: Regina Scully: Mindscape 18, 2019. Acrylic on canvas.
Presenting: Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé. Bongé, widely considered to be the first Mississippi artist to work consistently in a Modernist style, contributed a body of work including figurative and Cubist depictions of her home in the 1930s, and later used Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist styles that defined her later works.
Pictured: Dusti Bongé: Infinity, 1980. Oil on Masonite, Collection of Bill Goldring.
Presenting Group Work, featuring new and recent work by gallery artists, including Rose Thome Casterline, William Dunlap, Melissa Herrington, Karen Scharer, Brooke Shaden, and others.
Pictured: Rose Thome Casterline: Flotsam 2.0. Charcoal, acrylic, oil and wax on wood panel, 42" x 42" x 2".
Presenting Modern Masters of the African Diaspora, featuring artists who have helped to shape the landscape of American art, from realism and abstract paintings to photography and sculpture. Featured artists include Elizabeth Catlett, David Driskell, Hughie Lee-Smith, Samella Lewis, Gordon Parks, Michael Harris, Kevin Cole, Norman Lewis, and others.
Pictured: Elizabeth Catlett: Seated Figure with Hands in Head, 1982. Bronze.
The Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130