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MLK Jr. Free Day at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and The Helis Foundation hosted a free admission day for visitors. Over 1700 people took advantage of the day’s programming inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection presented by The Helis Foundation, an exhibition exploring the history of art by African American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.

This free admission day featured crafts, music, food, a scavenger hunt, yoga and other engaging family-friendly activities…

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New Orleans Magazine: “A Sound Installation By Zarouhie Abdalian”

Have you heard the bells? It’s almost as if a moment has been frozen in time, haunting the French Quarter daily at 3 p.m.

There are five bells dispersed through an area that’s roughly bordered by Chartres, Toulouse, Royal and St. Louis streets. But of course, the sound spills beyond this, and also disappears into it. They resist being heard all at the same time, so if you do want to hear all of them, you’ll have to move through the city…

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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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