The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announces a renovation project and new tenant, The Domain Companies, in the Besthoff Building at 900 Camp Street.
The project will take place between October 2016 and August 2017. It will allow for significant improvements to existing spaces and for the addition of new spaces for the presentation of both Visual Arts and Performing Arts programming at the CAC. The project will include: Renovation of joined historic warehouses into finished space for performances, exhibitions, and events; Expansion of the first floor gallery space to double the size of the existing footprint; and Renovation of the entire third and fourth floors for occupancy by a new tenant, The Domain Companies’ co-working development, The Shop.
During this conversation, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator Andrea Andersson, Chair of the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute Macarena Gómez-Barris, and experimental poet, playwright, and labor activist, Rodrigo Toscano come together to discuss Cecilia Vicuña’s About to Happen and the economic disparities and environmental crises of the 21st century.
Join us Thursday evening from 6:00 till 7:00pm, right before the Conversation: On Cecilia Vicuña, for Snippets of New Orleans’ book launch and book signing with Emma Fick!
“Snippets of New Orleans” is 248 pages of text and illustrations all about New Orleans: its music, food, architecture, and people; its eccentricities and traditions!
Our City, Our World
CAC Summer Arts Camp 2017 aims to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creativity of campers through the powerful combination of books and art. Each week campers explore a different story that teaches them to appreciate themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Through music, visual arts, theater, culinary arts, and dance, campers expand their palates, giving voice to individual expression, culminating in a weekly Friday showcase that is open to family and friends.
Ages: 6 through 14