Regina Agu’s installation of "Passage" in NOMA’s Great Hall marks the first museum show for the contemporary artist. In a lecture sponsored by The Helis Foundation, she will join Ryan Dennis, Public Art Director of Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, for a conversation about the environmental and historical themes in her creation of panoramas. Admission is free to all Louisiana residents on Wednesdays courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ABOUT REGINA AGU Regina Agu is a visual artist and writer based in Houston, Texas. Agu’s work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, and performances at New Museum, labotanica, Diverseworks, Project Row Houses, University Museum at Texas Southern University, Box 13, and Lawndale Arts Center, among other venues. She is a 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient, and received a 2014 The Idea Fund grant for her collaborative project “Friends of Angela Davis Park” in Houston. Agu is a partner at Alabama Song, a collaboratively-run artist space in Houston, TX, and a co-founder of paratext, an independent small press. Published experimental texts include ON | OFF (onestar press, Paris via Book Machine Houston), Visible Unseen (Nyx, a nocturnal, Goldsmiths, University of London), and Index, With and for: “Black Mo’nin’,” by Fred Moten (Book Club Book, Future Plan and Program). ABOUT RYAN DENNIS Ryan Dennis is the Public Art Director of Project Row Houses, a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization located in Houston’s Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African American neighborhoods.