In these transformative times, artists drive reflection, response, and a path towards inspiration and action. The support of art is itself an act of empowerment!
In 2019, as part of ForFreedoms, a nationwide campaign to encourage voting, William Monaghan's Stripes and Stars (above) was exhibited in our gallery and displayed as a billboard on I-10, where it was seen by hundreds of thousands of commuters. The work serves as a reminder that art is a catalyst for inspiration, freedom, and community.
After 46 years of presenting and supporting artists through exhibitions, performances, education, and residencies, the CAC remains remains committed to empower artists to explore and create.
Today on Giving Tuesday, join the CAC in our effort to enable artists to freely create, engage audiences, and strengthen our community through art. Thank you!
Art Empowers ...
The CAC collaborates with artists across our community and abroad to provide a platform for free expression and artistic inclusivity, from Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick's studies of New Orleans' laboring communities, to themes of Black identity in Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires.
From Miami’s vibrant Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre’s Make Believe in January to New Orleans’ own Aurora Nealand & Goat in the Road’s premiere of KindHumanKind in March, and the cutting-edge jazz quartet led by Melissa Aldana last month, the CAC brings renowned and innovative artists to the forefront, engaging our community with today’s most important creators.
The CAC inspires the future of our community through hands-on youth educational programming that encourages creativity and expression, from our teen-led Open Call Exhibitions to our Artist Exchange Field Trips for students across our community.