Friday, May 31, 6-9 PM

Friday Nights at NOMA: Music by Susanne Ortner | Gallery Talk on You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place

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

Friday Nights at NOMA features 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 drop-in activity table 5:30 – 8 pm | Music by Susanne Ortner 6 pm | Gallery Talk with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper on You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place ABOUT SUSANNE ORTNER New Orleans-based German clarinetist and saxophonist Susanne Ortner is equally conversant in jazz, klezmer, and classical music. Ortner was the founder of the German klezmer quartet Sing Your Soul, and collaborates with American klezmer and jazz musicians, mostly in the intimate duo and trio format. She is a serious researcher of Eastern European music, and offers klezmer workshops. Following an invitation by the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 she has been accompanying Pittsburgh area Holocaust Survivors at schools and Universities creating the musical framework for their stories. Besides master classes and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University, she instructed the klezmer band at the Agency for Jewish Learning, was the interim director of the Carpathian Ensemble at The University of Pittsburgh, and has been coaching the CMU/Hillel klezmer band. She currently holds an adjunct teaching position at Washington and Jefferson College. ABOUT YOU ARE HERE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND PLACE You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place both embraces and challenges the photograph’s role as a faithful record of place, examining photography’s successes and failures in rendering, and sharing, fragments of the world. Drawn almost exclusively from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition traces a history of photography from the origins of the medium to the present. Throughout, You Are Here explores photographs of place, photographs in place, and photographs about place, in the hopes of leading us to think more deeply about how photography mediates our experience of the world and other people in it. Friday Nights at NOMA is supported in part by grant funds from the Azby Fund; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.