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The Advocate: “Art in the air: A sound installation rings out in French Quarter”

You won’t find Zarouhie Abdalian’s new art installation in the French Quarter by looking for it. Instead, you’ll have to listen carefully.

Titled “Recitations (…pour le triomphe de la liberté et de l’égalité…)”, Abdalian’s piece consists of five bells installed on balconies and rooftops in a section of the Quarter bounded by Chartres, St. Louis, Toulouse and Royal streets. The title of the work is derived from a 1791 letter written by Toussaint L’Ouverture, leader of the Haitian revolution, who Abdalian identified as one of the inspirations for the piece…

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WGNO-TV: “Bells ring throughout the French Quarter in new installation”

NEW ORLEANS — If you are in the French Quarter and you begin to hear bells, you are not hearing them from the local cathedral.

No, you are not losing your mind, either.

A new contemporary sound installation has officially debuted at the Historic New Orleans Collection on Tuesday.

Recitations, pour le triomphe de la liberté et de l’égalité, is an instillation on sound by Zarouhie Abdalian.

These are a set of five different bells that sit on rooftops throughout the French Quarter and play at different times of the day with different sets of sounds…

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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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