January 12, 2021

New Orleans, LA - January 12, 2021: The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announced Dreaming While Awake, a virtual and on-site celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the weekend, January 16 - 18, 2021, that explores the legacy of Dr. King and the intersections of art and social justice.

December 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Multi-year Grant to Support Presentation and Production of New Work That Fosters Artistic Engagement with Community 

December 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2020-2021 CAC Visual Artists Residencies Culminate in Three Solo Exhibitions by Artists Shana M. griffin, DISPLACING Blackness: Cartographies of Violence, Extraction, and Disposability;  Sarah Hill, To the Farmhouse; and Ana Hernandez, MATTER out of time

On View: January 9, 2021 - April 25, 2021

August 24, 2020

Before visiting the CAC, please read our Health & Safety Guidelines, below, to ensure the safety of you and all of our visitors during COVID-19.

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August 21, 2020

CAC LAUNCHES 2020-2021 FALL SEASON WITH MAKE AMERICA WHAT AMERICA MUST BECOME,  AN EXHIBITION OF GULF SOUTH ARTISTS

Exhibition On View:  September 18, 2020 - January 24, 2021

Grand Opening Weekend to feature Members Exclusive Preview, Reserved Complimentary Admission, and First-Ever Virtual Opening on Saturday night 

Reserve Your Advanced Tickets online only at cacno.org

June 11, 2020

CAC Focuses Planning on the 2021 Hancock Whitney White Linen Night, Saturday, August 7, 2021

(New Orleans, LA - June 11, 2020): The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC), presenter of Hancock Whitney White Linen Night, announced today the cancellation of the 26th Annual Hancock Whitney White Linen Night scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020.  

June 7, 2020

CRISTOBAL UPDATE: The Contemporary Arts Center will be close Monday, June 8 due to the impact of Tropical Storm Cristobal. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for the very latest updates as we close monitor this developing situation. Thank you!

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June 7, 2020

CRISTOBAL UPDATE: The Contemporary Arts Center will be closed today, Sunday, June 7 due to the landfall of Tropical Storm Cristobal. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for the very latest updates as we close monitor this developing situation. Thank you!

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June 2, 2020

May 20, 2020
May 8, 2020

The CAC is excited to announce Behind The Curtain, a series of behind-the-scenes discussions with CAC Technical Director Jo Nazro and the creatives behind the works that come to life on the CAC stage!

May 5, 2020

Art Is Essential. Art Makes Us Resilient. Support the CAC TODAY on #GivingTuesdayNow. Thank you!

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Dear Friends of the CAC,

Arts and culture are an essential service. Museums are the custodians of civic space and public commons. They exist for the health, well-being, and betterment of our society. As we recover from this pandemic, performing and visual artists will be at the heart of New Orleans’ resilience.

May 1, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Tina Girouard, an experimental artist, activist, and dear friend of the CAC.

March 20, 2020

CAC Cancels Spring Performing Arts Season, Turns Focus Towards Supporting Local Artists & Cultural Sector - March 20, 2020

March 4, 2020

(New Orleans, LA - March 4, 2020): Today the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans announced a call for visual artists living and working in the Gulf South states of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida for its upcoming exhibition “Make America What America Must Become.”

February 27, 2020

SWEETARTS 2020’s theme – CHANGES: Into a Radiant Future – highlights transformation as the CAC ushers in the decade with new leadership, a refined focus on contemporary creativity, fostering artistic excellence, and honoring visionary leaders in the New Orleans arts community. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 28, 2020) – The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) announced today that SWEETARTS 2020, its premier annual ball, will take place on Friday, May 15th, 2020, 7:30pm–10:30pm and will benefit the Contemporary Arts Center.

February 27, 2020

(NEW ORLEANS, LA – February 7, 2020) – With a commitment towards fostering the artistic expression of emerging creators, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans is proud to announce its Spring 2020 season featuring an evocative presentation of music, dance, and performances by leading artists, including Dance for Social Change, a community collaboration with Dancing Grounds; the return of Aurora Nealand and Goat in the Road’s KindHumanKind; the Afro-Cuban Jazz rhythms of Daymé Arocena; and the expressive dance movements of Kyle Abraham’s Company, A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion). 

February 4, 2020

The New Orleans Public Library has partnered with several cultural institutions throughout New Orleans to offer daily passes for free entry for New Orleans Public Library cardholders who live in Orleans Parish and are 18 and older. The CAC is proud to join organizations across the city in joining this great program!

Culture Pass partner institutions include:

January 7, 2020

WOKE DREAMS, a free event, features live art-making by Jose Cotto and Les Femmes Feroces, panel discussions with community leaders, a curated DJ set by Raj Smoove, and complimentary admission to CAC galleries featuring works by Mickalene Thomas, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Meg Turner and more

January 2, 2020

(December 23, 2019 – New Orleans, LA)— The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, announced highlights from 2019, including recent international acclaim for past and present visual art exhibitions, the hiring of new Executive Director George Scheer, and bold performing arts programming coming to New Orleans audiences in the spring of 2020.