Upcoming

Slave Rebellion Reenactment

ARTIST TALK: DREAD SCOTT

October 25, 2019

Join Slave Rebellion Reenactment on Friday, October 25, 6pm - 7:30pm at the Contemporary Arts Center, located at 900 Camp St. New Orleans for a discussion with New York-based visual and performance artist Dread Scott, about his artistic practice and his latest collaborative project Slave Rebellion Reenactment.

Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a large-scale, community-engaged art performance and film project reimagining the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the United States. The performance will take place upriver from New Orleans, November 8 -9, 2019.

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New Orleans Airlift

NEW ORLEANS AIRLIFT 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

November 9, 2019

New Orleans Airlift Celebrates 10 Years

A CAC Community Collaboration

In keeping with the CAC’s commitment to collaborate and support artists in the New Orleans community, join us for a celebration of New Orleans Airlift's 10th anniversary at the CAC!

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Contemporary Arts Center

MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET

November 22, 2019 to November 23, 2019

An internationally-touring saxophonist, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator, Melissa Aldana connects her work to the legacy of Latina artists who have come before her, creating a pathway for her own expression. In her recently-released album Visions, Aldana draws inspiration from the life and works of female visual artist Frida Kahlo to create a parallel between her own experiences as a female musician in a male-dominated community and Kahlo’s experiences as a female visual artist working to assert herself in a landscape dominated by men.

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New Orleans School of Ballet

THE NUTCRACKER IN NEW ORLEANS

December 20, 2019 to December 22, 2019

A CAC Community Collaboration

In keeping with the CAC’s commitment to collaborate with and support artists in the New Orleans community, New Orleans School of Ballet comes to the CAC this holiday season with its original production of The Nutcracker in New Orleans: everyone's favorite holiday classic but staged with a New Orleans twist! Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, the localized production includes the Flight of the Pelicans, a Mardi Gras Strut and dancing Who Dats in black and gold shaking pom-poms, and more!

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Past Events

AN ILIAD

September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014