Saturday, October 23, 2021 to Sunday, January 23, 2022

Opening Reception

Prospect.5 Opening Night Celebration

Celebrate the opening of Prospect.5 at the CAC! Admission is free with RSVP. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for admission, and mask-wearing is required at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

6:00 to 7 pm: Exclusive Gallery Preview for CAC Members

7 to 10 pm: Exhibition Opening with DJ Innerversions

9 pm to Midnight: Foggy Windows dance party with DJ Legatron Prime and DJ Innerversions


Opening Date & Time:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 11:45pm

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This Fall, museums, cultural spaces, and public sites throughout New Orleans will host the long-awaited return of Prospect New Orleans Triennial exhibition with Prospect.5: "Yesterday we said tomorrow." The CAC’s first and second floor galleries will feature exciting works by 17 leading contemporary artists from around the world.

Curated by Artistic Directors Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi, Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow is the fifth edition of Prospect New Orleans, a citywide art exhibition. Inspired by New Orleans jazz musician Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s 2010 album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, the title of the exhibition centers the unspoken present, the place where past and future come together, and where other courses of action become possible. The exhibition title also implies the deferral of meaningful change, which often comes slowly or not at all. The artists and ideas that define this exhibition confront this truth, and the stark realities of history, but also suggest that we might yet plot a different future.

View a full list of participating venues and artists at prospect5.org

Reserve Gallery Tickets

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 to 72 hours of your visit to the CAC is required for admission. Mask-wearing is required at all times when not actively eating or drinking at the CAC.

Artists On View at the CAC

The CAC is excited to present works by the following Prospect.5 artists:

  • Sky Hopinka
  • Phoebe Boswell
  • Mark Bradford
  • Laura Aguilar
  • Kiki Smith
  • Kevin Beasley
  • Keni Anwar
  • Karon Davis
  • Jamal Cyrus
  • Huong Ngo
  • Felipe Baeza
  • Eric Paul Riege
  • ektor garcia
  • Dave McKenzie
  • Cosmo Whyte
  • Carlos Villa
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

To view the full list of Prospect.5 artists, visit prospectneworleans.org.

Prospect.5 Curators

Diana Nawi

Naima J. Keith

Press Release

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