Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.
November 9, 2017, 6–10pm
Happy Hour 6–8 PM
Music: DJ Chinua
Food Truck: Afrodisiac Nola
Young Professionals Happy Hour – 6-7pm, Cafe
Meet members from CAC’s Audience Advisory Committee and learn about Kaneza Schaal’s Go Forth and upcoming programs over specialty cocktails and local beers.
Meet the Maker – 6-7:30pm, Atrium
Every month, we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries around town. NOLA Brewing Company joins us this month to offer insight into their guiding principles of what makes a good beer.
Members Only – 6:15-7pm, Presidents Resource Center
Go behind the scenes with the CAC curators starting with a sneak peek at Prospect.4 with Andrea Andersson, Ph.D., The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts, followed by a preview of Go Forth performance with Laurie Uprichard, Senior Curator of Performing Arts. Plus, as a CAC member, you enjoy a free drink at all Second Thursdays.
Conversation – 6:30-8pm, Theater
Using James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time as a framework, human rights activists Jodie Patterson and Tiq Milan come together to discuss how their personal experiences attest to the continued relevance of Baldwin's essays and how his analysis continues to remain critical for African American and LGBTQ+ communities. This conversation is in collaboration with the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. Register here.
Performance – 7:30-9pm, Warehouse
Kaneza Schaal: GO FORTH (buy tickets)
Following the Louisiana Premiere of Go Forth, join the cast for a special toast and reception.
Poetry – 8-10pm, Atrium
During this special edition of Pass It On, national and regional poets come together to perform original works exploring how communities in the African Diaspora process death, mourning, and remembrance. Artists include Dominique Christina, Hollywood, iCon, Kataalyst Alcindor, Monica Spirit McIntyre, and Staceyann Chin.