This Week

SweetArts 2018 | Art Unfolds

February 24, 2018

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose influence and contributions shape New Orleans’ arts and culture community.

SWEETARTS 2018 EVENTS

SweetArts Honorees/Patron Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-8 pm
The Shop at... Read more →

Upcoming

SweetArts 2018 | Art Unfolds

February 24, 2018

SweetArts is the CAC’s premier annual gala. Since 1984, the CAC has recognized the exceptional and diverse artists, performers, educators, and philanthropists whose influence and contributions shape New Orleans’ arts and culture community.

SWEETARTS 2018 EVENTS

SweetArts Honorees/Patron Party
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7-8 pm
The Shop at... Read more →

Miguel Zenon: Típico

March 16, 2018 to March 17, 2018

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice... Read more →

Junebug Productions: Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue

April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018

Directed by Stephanie McKee and developed by dancers Kesha McKey, Kai Knight, Jeremy Guyton and poet Sunni Patterson, Gomela/to return: Movement of Our Mother Tongue takes us on a journey through time and space. Making evident the connection between Africa, Haiti, and New Orleans, Gomela highlights the vibrant and percussive... Read more →

Past Shows

Second Thursdays @ the CAC

January 11, 2018

Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. 

January 11, 2018, 6-9PM 

Happy Hour - 6-7pm

Teens Only – 6-7pm, Lupin Foyer

Drawing from P.4 artist Kiluanji Kia Henda’s photo meditations on the legacy ... Read more

Second Thursdays @ the CAC

December 14, 2017

Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists.

December 14, 2017, 6–9pm

Meet the Maker – 6-7:30pm, Atrium

Throughout the season, join us as we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries. ... Read more

P.4 Public Talk & Workshop

December 9, 2017

Join P4 artist Pedro Lasch, NYU professor and author Nick Mirzoeff, and Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) for a conversation on monsters, these political times, and New Orleans history more broadly. The presentations and conversation will be followed by a hands on community activity.

This workshop is part of Pedro Lasch’s Weekly Monster ... Read more

NOLA Nerdlesque

November 3, 2017 to November 4, 2017

NOLA Nerdlesque is a two-day performance festival that celebrates and satirizes pop culture and nerdy properties. Performers from across the country will take part in four themed burlesque revues, based on different genres and characters.  

Nerdlesque is a form of burlesque that parodies pop culture, particularly beloved geeky territories ... Read more

P.S. Satellites | Panel Discussion

November 2, 2017

Conversation with the Artists

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is pleased to be the host site of the public panel discussion with Curator Dan Cameron and visiting artists Hugo Crosthwaite and Pablo Rasgado. The discussion will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the CAC (900 Camp St) from 6-8 pm. The exhibition takes place simultaneously at JONATHAN FERRARA Gallery ... Read more

CAC Summer Arts Camp 2017

Our City, Our World
July 10, 2017 to August 4, 2017

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 ... Read more