This Week

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 Teen Convening

January 20, 2018

The P.4 Teen Convening will gather youth from across New Orleans to reflect and respond to the city-wide exhibition, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp.

P.4 invites a conversation about the transnational movement of human bodies and the constellation of cultural artifacts that move with them - objects,... Read more →

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 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

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 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 movements and stories that breathe life... Read more →

Past Shows

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

GiveNOLA Day

May 2, 2017

Support the CAC on GiveNOLA Day, our community’s 24-hour online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Your gift on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 allows us to present exciting contemporary artforms, provide access to arts education, and engage diverse and vibrant communities through public programs.

Schedule your gift ... Read more

Get Your Art On

March 25, 2017

Get Your Art On, an afternoon of art-making for military service members and veterans, their families, and the community at large is presented in conjunction with the upcoming performance of Goat in the Road’s Foreign to Myself, May 18–21, 2017.

The arts have the power to bring people together and ... Read more