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This summer, the artist Kara Walker created a stir on the Internet when she disseminated a provocative announcement of her fall show at the Sikkema Jenkins gallery in New York. Written in wry carnival barker-ese, Walker’s press release anticipated the controversies that would inevitably arise in the exhibition’s wake, and in her audacious, bombastic diction, even seemed to invite them. In a subsequent artist’s statement, she struck a more deflated tone. “I know what you all expect from me and I have complied up to a point,” Walker wrote wearily…
Each spring and fall, thousands of art and music lovers enjoy food, drinks, and live music in the beautiful grounds of The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. By popular demand, New Orleans Botanical Garden has reprised the event series and will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, October 4th, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique,” with free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Throughout the year, every Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ..
This week on Inside the Arts, Black artists and history are the focus of a gallery talk in conjunction with the nationally touring exhibit, Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, opening this week at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. We talk with curator Katy Siegel.
Then, classical concert pianist Justin Snyder explores music for piano and electronics in SYNTHESIS.
And, Jazz historian Bruce Raeburn revisits the Storyville diaspora with a lecture in conjunction with The Historic New Orleans Collection’s exhibit, Storyville: Madams and Music…