Throughout the exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, artists influenced by Asian art will offer their perspective on the objects on view. Louisiana residents receive free admission to NOMA on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Raised in Cleveland, MaPo Kinnord earned a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA from Ohio State University. From 1984 to 1992, she taught ceramics and produced functional ceramics in Massachusetts and Berkeley, California. She moved to Louisiana in 1995 and is currently an associate professor of art at Xavier University of Louisiana. She continues to create ceramic sculpture and develop art education projects at her studio in New Orleans.