Ya know, y'all don't get out to Da Awt Museum often enough, and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is giving you the perfect opportunity this weekend. NOMA celebrates their centennial birthday, marking the opening of the Delgado Museum, on December 16, 1911. The permanent collection started with nine pieces. Now? How about over 40,000!
Best of all...it's FREE for the 31-hour celebration. The party starts TOMORROW (Friday, 16-December) and runs until 5pm on Saturday, 17-December.
Here's a run-down of the events on tap:
Friday, December 16th:
5 pm to 8 pm: Art Making Activities 5 pm to 7 pm: Piano by Wayne Daigrepont 6 pm: Comedic Improv Tour by The New Movement 7pm to 8:30 pm: Isidore Newman Choir 7:30 pm 8 pm: Reading with Mark Yakich from Checking In/Checking Out 8 pm to 12 am: Art Making Activities by Prospect.2 8:30 pm: Tour by Modern and Contemporary Art Curator Miranda Lash 9 pm to 12 am: New Orleans Jazz Institute Quartet 9:30 pm: Irvin Mayfield performance and book signing 10 pm: Comedic Improv Tour by The New Movement
Saturday, December 17th:
Midnight to 3 am: Quintron – DJ Set Midnight and 4 am film screening of Science of Sleep 2 am film screening of Basquiat 3 am to 6 am: DJ Kazu 8 am: Yoga in Second Floor Museum Galleries 9 am to 11 am: NOCCA Jazz Brunch in Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan 11 am to 4 pm: Art Making Activities (Young Audiences, YAYA, KIDsmART) 11 am: Roots of Music Second Line around NOMA leading to the front steps 11:15/11:30 am: Remarks by Susan Taylor on front steps 11:30 am to 2:30 pm: Educational Programming 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Amanda Shaw Finale Performance
All this, and the La Cocinita food truck will be out there, selling their delicious arepas and tacos starting at Midnight Friday night/Saturday morning.