May 13, 2021

(New Orleans, LA - May 13, 2021): The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) announced today the selection of seven visual and performing artists for its 2021 Artist Residency program, which advances the CAC’s  mission to foster and engage artistic communities and supports the creation of multidisciplinary art of our time.  The New Orleans based artists were selected from nearly 60 applicants by the CAC programs department.

April 27, 2021

(New Orleans, LA - April 26, 2021): The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Teen Board announced today the selection of 22 high school student artists from across the New Orleans region for its Teen Open Call Exhibition, ISOLATION / CONNECTION: Teen Life in the Time of COVID. Curated by the CAC Teen Board, the exhibition features work that is centered around the experience of teens during COVID-19, from fluctuations in isolation to virtual education, wavering social connections, and having pivotal social milestones erased. 

April 22, 2021

April 20, 2021 (New Orleans): Writing for Art in America Magazine, Kristina Kay Robinson shares her thoughts on the CAC's Fall/Spring exhibition, Make America What America Must Become, An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists, on view through Sunday, April 25, 2021. 

Excerpt from the full review:

April 16, 2021

April 15, 2021 (New Orleans): In a special piece published by the National Performance Network, CAC artist collaborator Jo Kreiter (Artistic Director, Flyaway Productions) discusses her ongoing role with Inter[SECTOR], the CAC's series of online conversations dedicated to bringing together artists and activists.

March 9, 2021

On View at the CAC, Saturday and Sundays: March 20-21, March 27-28, April 3-4, and April 10-11, 2021

Free to the Public: Reserve Tickets at cacno.org

March 8, 2021

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021 | Residency Exhibition On View: August 27 - September 26, 2021 | Residency Performances: August 27, 28, & 29, 2021, 2021 at 7:30pm

March 2, 2021

New Orleans, LA – March 2, 2021— The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans has received a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support Inter[SECTOR], the CAC's three-year multidisciplinary program that is focused on cross-sector engagements between visual and performing artists and activists in the community who are working in the areas of carceral justice, healthcare, and the environment.

February 24, 2021

(New Orleans, LA - February 24, 2021): The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans announced today its annual Gulf South Open Call inviting artists to submit artworks that reflect on issues of health.

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.

Questions? Contact us at info@cacno.org

Contactless Ticketing

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.