Friday Nights at NOMA returns for an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm. 5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Keith Burnstein’s Kettle Black 6-8 pm: Under Three Things interactive performance by Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground exhibition 6:30 pm: Community Conversation: Considering Cultural Exchange with panelists Denise Augustine, Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy, Kristina Kay Robinson, and Sallie Ann Glassman; moderated by Nic Briere Aziz, NOMA Community Engagement Curator ABOUT KETTLE BLACK Keith Burnstein’s Kettle Black describes itself as “a quiet dance, a tiny explosion expanding exponentially; it is funky, heartfelt, and unmistakably New Orleans.” The brainchild of Keith Bernstein, alum of the Mumbles, along with members of Toubab Krewe and Antibalas, the band is a double percussion discussion that fans out the African and Cuban influences found in New Orleans music to create a new American songbook. ABOUT UNDER THREE THINGS BY CRISTINA MOLINA At select intervals throughout the run of the exhibition Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina will host a series of intimate guided tours of the exhibition in which she will assume the perspective of the earth, personified. ABOUT CONSIDERING CULTURAL EXCHANGE Join us for a dynamic panel discussion with New Orleans creatives who will discuss expansive forms of cultural exchange, as well as more potentially adverse aspects of cultural appropriation. Featured speakers include Denise Augustine, Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy, Kristina Kay Robinson, and Sallie Ann Glassman.