Saturday, March 20, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021
The CAC is excited to host an exhibition an auction featuring New Orleans' famous "house floats" from Krewe of Red Beans' "Hire a Mardi Gras Artist" initiative! Artistic creations from select house floats will be on view all together for the first time, and available for purchase through an online auction that will benefit New Orleans culture-bearers and the CAC. Admission will be free to the...Read more
Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 29, 2020
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE: Following the direction of our city and state health officials, Dancing Grounds' Dance for Social Change Festival, scheduled for March 28-29 at the CAC, has been postponed until further notice. The Contemporary Arts Center remains open while we closely monitor the latest developments by officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the...Read more
Thursday, January 9, 2020
You are invited to the final presentation of Place Over Time: Perspectives on the South Through Film , a three part film and conversation series co-organized by The New Orleans Film Society and Ogden Museum of Southern Art showcasing three films by Southern filmmakers with different perspectives on the Southern experience. The series will come to an end with the screening of SHERMAN'S MARCH at...Read more
Friday, December 20, 2019 to Sunday, December 22, 2019
A CAC Community Collaboration Presented by New Orleans School of Ballet In keeping with our commitment to collaborate with and support artists in the New Orleans community, New Orleans School of Ballet is bringing its original production of The Nutcracker in New Orleans to the CAC! Enjoy everyone's favorite holiday classic with a New Orleans twist. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this...Read more
Saturday, 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! New Orleans Airlift is an artist-run organization that creates and collaborates alongside the artists they support. Established in 2009, Airlift...Read more
Friday, 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 free and open 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...Read more
Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The CAC is Thrilled to Serve as the Official Hub of the 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival! October 16-23, 2019 New Orleans shines ever brighter as an epicenter of culture and creativity during the annual New Orleans Film Festival, with 500+ filmmakers from every corner of the world in attendance at 230+ films. The festival champions new film in New Orleans and engages 30,000+ attendees with...Read more
(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. In its year-end review, Hyperallergic named the catalogue...Read more
In Part one of Behind The Curtain: Desinging KindHumanKind , CAC Technical Director Jo Nazro sits down with KindHumanKind set designer Jebney Lewis about his vital role in the creation of the piece and the inter-weavings of various designs as the artists worked to create the visual magic behind KindHumanKind . Jebney served as Technical Director at the CAC from 2013-2016 and is both a multi-...Read more
In Part II of Behind The Curtain: Designing KindHumanKind , CAC Technical Director Jo Nazro chats with Kourtney Keller, Projection Designer on KindHumanKind . Kourtney is a mother, daughter, comrade, artist, teacher, karaoke singer, wife and human (most of the time). Over the years her sketchbooks have turned into hard drives and her paintings have become MP4’s. She builds things out of Legos and...Read more