Summer Arts Camp Update: The CAC  Summer Arts Camp is on hiatus for the 2020 Summer season. We are evaluating our Summer youth programming with a goal of maximizing our programmatic impact on youth and families. We’d appreciate your feedback and encourage you to let us know your thoughts and ideas at

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Monday, July 6, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015
In partnership with the CAC's Summer Arts Camp, Teen Arts Interns spend their mornings engaged in intensive arts workshops and leadership training sessions, learning the basics of what it means to be a professional teaching artist. In the afternoons, interns put what they've learned into practice while working with the younger campers and assisting teaching artists in the fields of Music, Dance,...Read more
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Friday, May 29, 2015
REGISTRATION CLOSED Find Your Future in Arts Education! Build your practice with a community of teaching artists. The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to announce the second Teaching Artist Institute in New Orleans—a collaboration including KID smART, Ashé Cultrual Arts Center, Artist Corps New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, City of New Orleans, and the CAC...Read more
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Join Curator of EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean , Claire Tancons for a curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art in the Caribbean . During this intimate gathering, Tancons will speak in-depth about her vision around conceptualizing and curating the exhibition with her co-Curator, Krista Thompson. Claire Tancons is a curator, writer, and...Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Join us for this exploratory guided tour of the exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works . The tour will be led by CAC Education & Public Programs Manager, Mariana Sheppard, who will be joined by Jennifer Williams, Curator of The McKenna Museum of African American Art. Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; the exhibition’s Curatorial...Read more
Saturday, November 15, 2014
In partnership with PhotoNOLA, this fall the CAC will offer a family workshop that draws inspiration from photographers featured in Prospect.3 . This event begins with a guided tour of the P.3 exhibition and is followed by a hands-on workshop about the art of photographic portraiture. The workshop will be led by local photographers Gus Bennett and Jennifer Zdon. Family members will learn camera...Read more
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Join colleagues from all artistic disciplines who are engaged in teaching and learning throughout New Orleans, as we continue to strengthen the vibrant community of teaching artists in our city! 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Free admission to Prospect.3 Exhibition for Teaching Artists 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Mingling, Networking, Visioning RSVP required. Refreshments will be served.Read more
Monday, July 14, 2014 to Friday, July 25, 2014
Do you want to work alongside professional artists this summer? The summer 2014 Teen Leadership pilot program will bring 15 to 20 students from ninth to twelfth grades into the CAC for two weeks of daily, hands-on instruction and experience in the arts. Each morning, the teens will create and develop original arts-management projects under the guidance of local arts-education specialist Kaycee...Read more
Monday, June 16, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to announce the first Teaching Artist Institute in New Orleans—a collaboration among leading local arts organizations, including KID smART, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Artist Corps New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the CAC. The New Orleans Teaching Artist Institute seeks artists of all levels, artistic disciplines, and curriculum specialties who...Read more
Thursday, May 29, 2014
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...Read more
Saturday, May 17, 2014
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. In the Name of Street Art is a workshop that 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...Read more
Friday, May 2, 2014
Calling All Rappers, Singers, Dancers, Poets, Musicians, Magicians, basically Performers of all kinds! It is your chance to take the stage and show what you are made of at the Contemporary Arts Center’s Spun Cafe. There will be FREE FOOD and amazing performances! This is a chance to connect with performers from around the city or just watch your talented friends take the stage! You can sign up in...Read more
Friday, April 18, 2014
Join the CAC and Junebug Productions for an evening of poetry—during National Poetry Month—as members of spoken word teams MelaNated Writers and Team S.N.O. (Slam New Orleans) respond to the 30 Americans exhibition with original works. Hosted by Frederick "Hollywood" Delahoussaye. Junebug Productions is supported by Nathan Cummings Foundation and by individual donors. This program is also...Read more
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Have you ever thought about starting or expanding your own art collection? This panel discussion brings together local art collectors for an insightful conversation on the process of building personal and private art collections. Each of the panelists has built an impressive collection from the ground up often with limited resources. Admission is FREE; seating is limited. Panelists: Tim Francis...Read more
Thursday, February 6, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014
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...Read more
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Join professional curator, Emily Wilkerson to learn about creating exhibitions, organizing space, and writing about artwork. This workshop explores curating in light of the CAC’s upcoming exhibition 30 Americans. Together participants will dissect the elements of curating and exhibition-making, discuss 30 Americans , and use the exhibition as a jumping-off point for creating and writing about an...Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center presents the latest installment of the ongoing ArtSpeak series of artist panel discussions. Featured Artist Panelists: Tavares Strachan (New York City and Bahamas) Robert Tannen (Louisiana) Elizabeth Shannon (Louisiana) Moderated by Nick Stillman, Art Writer and Historian Nick Stillman is the Deputy Director of the Arts Council of New Orleans and writes regularly for...Read more
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Literally Speaking is a series of events that promotes the growth of literary arts in New Orleans by spotlighting and supporting contemporary writers. In collaboration with PhotoNOLA, authors of photography publications including Russell Lord, William Greiner, Sally Gall, and Tammy Mercure will discuss their own work as well as the publication process of photography books from concept to print. A...Read more
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Join Photographers Jacques Garnier and Clayton Spada, founding members of The Legacy Project Collaboartive , for a gallery walkthrough and discussion of The Great Picture : The World’s Largest Photograph.Read more
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cultural Identities and Perceptions of Self The Visual Artists Network is pleased to present an evening of discussion with artists Katrina Andry (New Orleans, LA), Castillo (Los Angeles, CA) and Eric Gottesman (Washington, D.C. / Cambridge, MA). The three artists are exhibiting their work in the Contemporary Arts Center’s ArtLab gallery, through January 19, 2014. Join us for an in-depth dialogue...Read more
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center, in collaboration with PhotoNOLA and inspired by the Edward Burtynsky | Water exhibition, will offer a family cyanotype workshop on November 9, 2013. Professional photographers and educators will lead participants through the historic photographic printing process, creating cyanotypes that can become family keepsakes. The workshop will begin with a guided tour of the...Read more