Tuesday, Jul 31, 6-8 PM

Classes with Curators: Reframing History in Contemporary Art

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

Interested in taking a closer look at NOMA’s collections? Want to take a deep dive into our special exhibitions? Join NOMA curators as they explore a variety of topics and take you behind the scenes in our new Classes with Curators series. Designed for small groups of no more than twenty students, classes are organized into three parts and are taught by one or more members of our professional staff. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, July 17, 24, and 31 from 6–8 p.m. $150 per series; $125 for members  Registration is required.  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL This class takes the exhibition Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories as a starting point to explore some of the ways in which contemporary artists address historical subjects, as well as how contemporary art can influence how we feel about our shared histories. JULY 17 | HISTORY AND MEMORY The first session provides a framework for approaching contemporary art through the lens of the past, with an emphasis on major themes and techniques. JULY 24 | ART AND THE ARCHIVE Session two focuses on how artists use historical objects and artifacts in their work and considers the power of contemporary art to expand our historical understanding. JULY 31 | ENVISIONING COMMUNITY The final session looks at artists collaborating with their own communities with a particular focus on artists whose work engages with contemporary social and political issues. Classes will be taught by Katie A. Pfohl, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Brian Piper, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Photography; and Allison Young, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Modern and Contemporary Art.