August 12, 2014

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) is pleased to announce that PHASE II renovations have started for its third floor gallery space and are projected for completion by the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now onOctober 25, 2014. PHASE I, during which the space was initially improved, was completed in Summer 2013 and allowed the CAC to host the major exhibitions Edward Burtynsky's WATER and the 30 Americans exhibition on all three floors of gallery space. PHASE II renovations will allow the CAC to present large-scale exhibitions year-round by adding climate control to its third floor multi-use exhibition space with adjacent art storage space.

PHASE I & II renovations designs were provided by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple architecture firm, recipients of the 2014 AIA National Architecture Firm Award. PHASE II is made possible by $290,000 in state capital outlay funds awarded to the CAC for third floor renovation, with additional support from the RosaMary Foundation.

"I would like to express my great thanks to the State of Louisiana's Capital Outlay Fund, and the RoseMary Foundation, for their generous support on behalf of the artists and passionate supporters of contemporary art for which the gallery will provide much needed world-class exhibition space."

        -Neil A. Barclay, CAC Director & CEO


Exhibitions at the CAC

Mark of the Feminine | Curated by Regine Basha | August 2-October 4, 2014

International Sculpture Center: Outstanding Student Achievement Awards |August 2-October 4, 2014

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series | September 15-October 4, 2014


The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. It expresses its mission by organizing world class curated exhibitions, performances, and public programs; educating and enlarging audiences for the arts; and encouraging collaboration among diverse stakeholders composed of artists, institutions, communities, and supporters throughout the world.

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