Zarouhie Abdalian: Production

November 3, 2018 to February 10, 2019

After presentations at the Berkeley Museum of Art, LAXART, and the Whitney Biennial, Zarouhie Abdalian returns to her hometown with a solo exhibition.

Through sound, sculpture, and site-specific installation, Abdalian presents a body of work that deals with the historical and subjective condition of human labor. Mounting a critical response... Read more →

Mélange Dance Company presents La Résistance at the CAC

November 9, 2018 to November 11, 2018

La Résistance, an energetic tribute to people power, demonstrates how one generation’s radicalized ideas become the following’s common sense in an evolving venture through the ages of resistance.

From the civil rights movement, to women’s liberation, and the Stonewall riots which led to our first Pride Festival, we portray the spirit of... Read more →

NOLA Nerdlesque

November 16, 2018

NOLA Nerdlesque is a two day performance festival. We'll be bringing burlesque performers from all across the country to the Big Easy to celebrate and satirize our favorite pop culture and nerdy properties.

The festival will also include workshops and parties for performers and a few lucky VIPs.
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Past Shows

Birdfoot Festival at the CAC 2018

May 29, 2018 to June 1, 2018

The Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach and “youthful, rule-bending style." Get ready for a week of "risky, high-wire playing" as Birdfoot's seventh annual international chamber music arrives at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. As part of a residency ... Read more

Member Appreciation Week

May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018

Membership is the heart of the CAC, and we couldn't accomplish anything that we do without the support of our members. That’s why we hope you’ll join us for Member Appreciation Week from May 7-11 for special programs, offers and discounts.

All week (May 7-11):