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Contemporary Arts Center

MICKALENE THOMAS: FEMMES NOIRES

November 2, 2019 to June 14, 2020

Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires

On View November 2, 2019 - June 14, 2020

NOTE: In response to the caronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Contemporary Arts Center will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. Please stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and e-newsletter for updates.

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Contemporary Arts Center

MEG TURNER: HERE AND NOW

November 2, 2019 to April 12, 2020

NOTE: In response to the caronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Contemporary Arts Center will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. Please stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and e-newsletter for updates.

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“Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future.”

-- José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia

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Contemporary Arts Center

FEMMES FÉROCES: MATERIAL LIFE X FEMMES NOIRES

November 2, 2019 to June 14, 2020

NOTE: In response to the caronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Contemporary Arts Center will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. Please stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and e-newsletter for updates.

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A collaborative pop-up between Material Life and Mickalene Thomas, Femmes Féroces celebrates the creativity and originality of our collective community of femmes noires—who, borrowing from the 100 Black Females Project, we define as “…all who express and identify themselves as a woman, girl, femme, female, trans, queen on any day or all days,” according to Carla Williams.

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Contemporary Arts Center and New Orleans Airlift

NEW ORLEANS AIRLIFT: FROM NEW WATER MUSIC

November 2, 2019 to May 3, 2020

NOTE: In response to the caronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Contemporary Arts Center will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. Please stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and e-newsletter for updates.

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Contemporary Arts Center

MAKE AMERICA WHAT AMERICA MUST BECOME | Open Call '20

March 4, 2020 to April 8, 2020

CALLING GULF SOUTH ARTISTS!

The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to invite contemporary visual artists living across the Gulf South to submit to this year's open call for submissions. Artists who currently live and work in LA, TX, AL, MS, FL are eligible to apply. Eligible artists living in Louisiana are encouraged to apply. 

The exhibition will be on view at the CAC from July 18 until September 6, 2020. The deadline to submit work is April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST. 

Please review the Submission Guidelines and Important Dates before submitting to Open Call ‘20.

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Past Exhibitions

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October 5, 2013 to February 2, 2014