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30 Americans Special Viewing for Educators

Thursday, February 6, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Limited space is available. To participate, please contact by Monday, January 27, 2014.


Artist Exchange

$7 for Students
FREE for Teachers and Chaperones

Please contact for more information.

Group Tour Rates

K-12 School Groups 
Students: Free (K-12) 
Chaperons: $6.00 per person
Guided Tour Fee: $15.00 

General Group Admission 
Adults: $6.00 per person 
Guided Tour Fee: $30.00

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The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to present a variety of unique educational programs in conjunction with the landmark touring exhibition 30 Americans, on view at the CAC February 8, 2014 through June 15, 2014. The programs are made possible by Cox Communications.

Click here to download the CAC’s 30 Americans Educator’s Guide

Education Programs


30 Americans Resource Center

Presented by Cox Communications

February 8 – June 15, 2014

The 30 Americans Resource Center will orient gallery visitors who arrive to experience the exhibition and contextualize its content. Audiences of all ages will have access to video interviews with 30 Americans artists and interpretative materials by CAC Educators. Free printed materials including an Interactive Visitor’s Guide will further illuminate the exhibition. The Resource Center will provide a variety of methods through which visitors can share their responses to the exhibition.


30 Americans Artist Exchange

Weekdays, February 10 – June 13, 2014

A tailored field trip that includes a guided tour of the exhibition 30 Americans followed by a hands-on workshop led by a professional artist that reflects selected artwork and themes presented in the exhibition.

  • 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Available for upper elementary through 12th grades
  • Students bring their own lunches
  • Groups of 20 - 60 students
  • $7 per student (Chaperones free)

For more information or to request a date, contact or call 504.528.3805.


30 Americans Guided Tours

February 10 – June 13, 2014

The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to offer private guided tours of the 30 Americans exhibition for groups of 8 to 25 people. CAC Tour Guides are available to provide tours by appointment only Wednesday through Monday during gallery hours 11am – 4pm. Guided tours typically last one hour and include an introduction to the CAC and highlights from the current exhibition. 

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. For additional information on guided tours, contact or call 504.528.3805. 

Click here to download the guided tour request form.


Public Programs


In The Name of Street Art

May 17, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm

You don’t need to step inside a museum to experience art in New Orleans—neighborhood to neighborhood, the cityscape is bursting with street compositions. This workshop brings together the styles, techniques, and spirit of street art into a fun and engaging experience suitable for family members and budding artists of all ages. Participants work alongside local artist Brandan Odums to create their very own three-dimensional masterpiece that draws inspiration from 30 Americans.

CAC Members: $5 (Ages 6-18)/$10 (Adults)
Non-members: $8 (Ages 6-18)/$12 (Adults)
Register Here

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother | Film Screening & Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

May 21, 2014, 7:00 PM

The CAC collaborates with the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) to present this short documentary that artist Mickalene Thomas produced about her mother and artistic muse, Sandra Bush. This poignant portrait of her mother is a tender look back at a lifetime's worth of hopes, regrets and redemption. Following the film, Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Interim Director of the New Orleans African American Museum, will facilitate a conversation with the Ms. Thomas and the audience.

$7 General Admission
FREE for NOFS & CAC Members


The Art of Collecting, Part II: An Evening with Don and Mera Rubell

Thursday, May 29, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

30 Americans is a wide-ranging survey of work by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. Selected from the Rubell Family Collection, the exhibition brings together seminal figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Hammons with younger and emerging artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Shinique Smith. On what is sure to be a captivating evening, the Rubells join Neil Barclay, Director and CEO of the Contemporary Arts Center, to discuss the cultivation and expansion of their collection.

Facilitator: Neil A. Barclay, Director and CEO of the Contemporary Arts Center

$10 General Admission

FREE for CAC Members

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