Ephemera Obscura

August 5, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories. —Elie Wiesel (1928–2016)

It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves. —T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)


Opening a season of programming that celebrates New Orleans’s tricentennial, the Contemporary Art Center’s annual open call exhibition presents the work of over 30 regional artists.

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Past Exhibitions


October 5, 2013 to February 2, 2014