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The Times-Picayune: “Enrique Alferez newspaper murals are essential piece of New Orleans history | Opinion”

Opinion by Katie Bowler Young 

Art critic Doug MacCash recently posed an important question in his article, “Will the Enrique Alferez murals in the former Times-Picayune building survive?” Those in position to decide the fate of Alferez’s “Symbols of Communication” panels at the newspaper’s former headquarters on Howard Avenue must embrace their roles as stewards of a historically significant work of art.

The panels are not only characteristically representative of Alferez’s views as an individual and artist, they are also an important part of The Times-Picayune’s history and a celebration of the multicultural influences in New Orleans…

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Gambit: “Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2017”

Jessie Schott Haynes, 37
Managing director, The Helis Foundation; @jhaynes1979

Favorite restaurant: Peche
What do you do in your off time? Renovate her mid-century house
What is your hidden talent? “I never forget a face.”

Did you know Louisiana residents can visit the New Orleans Museum of Art for free on Wednesdays and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays?

Making sure the public knows about free museum days is a big part of Jessie Schott Haynes’ mission at The Helis Foundation, a group that promotes art in the community through grants, programming and exhibitions…

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The Times-Picayune: “How to spend 24 hours in New Orleans, if you love to cook, dance, eat”

A bit of culture

New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Feeling hot and sticky? Cool down in the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is free on Wednesdays for Louisianians (courtesy of The Helis Foundation). The museum has an excellent collection of African art, textiles and photography, but it is the paintings that draw me: Mary Cassatt’s “Mother and Child in the Conservatory” and William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Whisperings of Love.”

Need a light snack or a sip? Step into Café NOMA, get an iced tea and split a cheese board…

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Cision: “Tulane School of Professional Advancement Announces Design Symposium Series at NOMA”

Tulane School of Professional Advancement is pleased to partner with the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) for a Design Symposium series starting in October. The series highlights various disciplines as they relate to the design process and industry opportunities both locally and globally. The fall symposium “Technology & Storytelling: Animation, Special Effects, Virtual & Augmented Reality” will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The School of Professional Advancement offers high-quality, innovative degree and certificate programs in the humanities and in applied fields that relate directly to the needs and interests of working adults…

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The Advocate: “Nell Nolan: Jr. Achievement Stars, Key to the Cure, NOMA East of the Mississippi”

“The Director (Susan Taylor) and Trustees of the New Orleans Museum of Art” (as stated on the invitation) held a Patron Preview of “East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography” at the museum. A half-hour reception was followed with remarks by Susan Taylor, NOMA Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints and Drawings Russell Lord, and Diane Waggoner of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery in association with NOMA. In New Orleans, support came from the Freeman Family Curatorial Fund, the A…

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Under The Radar: “NOFF 2017 Saturday Recap”

“Welcome everyone, to Saturday morning cartoons,” the venue coordinator at the Ace Hotel greeted the audience before the Animated Shorts Block Saturday morning. Fifteen shorts, ranging from barely a minute to almost 14-minutes long, were selected from the hundreds that were submitted to play during the Academy Award qualifying block. Frog’s Song, a stop motion picture set in the bayou, was an endearing, music-driven take on life, death, and jazz in New Orleans. Unsatisfying Compilation was a hilarious depiction of some of the most common minor frustrations in life…

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