Thursday, January 7, 2021
CAC Members are invited to join us for StudioV , the CAC's series of live, intimate virtual tours of artists’ studios and collectors’ homes -- LIVE on Zoom! On Thursday, January 7, CAC Executive Director and host George Scheer will lead an exploration inside the artistic practice of Alabama-based visual artist C E Johnson, whose installation work Democracy Machine (After the remains found of an...Read more
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Through a series of three online workshops, the CAC invites you to participate in creating a Feminist Data Set. Through the work of artist Caroline Sinders, learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer algorithms, mechanical turks, and how to create a more free and just technological future. Together, we will create a data set that has never existed before, and use that data to create...Read more
Thursday, December 3, 2020
CAC Members are invited to join us for StudioV , the CAC's series of live, intimate virtual tours of artists’ studios and collectors’ homes -- LIVE on Zoom! On Thursday, December 3, CAC Executive Director and host George Scheer, will lead an exploration inside the artistic practice of Florida-based visual artist Krystle Lemonias, whose work Yuh no see say Him hungry is on view now at the CAC...Read more
Thursday, November 12, 2020
CAC Members are invited to join us for StudioV , the CAC's series of live, intimate virtual tours of artists’ studios and collectors’ homes -- LIVE on Zoom! On Thursday, November 12, CAC Executive Director and host George Scheer, will lead an exploration inside the artistic practice of Florida-based visual artist Edison Peñafiel , whose installation work Ni Aquí, Ni Allá is on view now at the CAC...Read more
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Through a series of three online workshops, the CAC invites you to participate in creating a Feminist Data Set. Through the work of artist Caroline Sinders, learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer algorithms, mechanical turks, and how to create a more free and just technological future. Together, we will create a data set that has never existed before, and use that data to create...Read more
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Through a series of three online workshops, the CAC invites you to participate in creating a Feminist Data Set. Through the work of artist Caroline Sinders, learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer algorithms, mechanical turks, and how to create a more free and just technological future. Together, we will create a data set that has never existed before, and use that data to create...Read more
Sunday, March 22, 2020
HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE: Following the direction of our city and state health officials, Meg Turner's Tintype Portrait Shoot #2, scheduled for March 22 at the CAC, has been cancelled. 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 COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Read our...Read more
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Join us at SUNDAY VIBES at the CAC for this special presentation and research survey of historic North American, success-based board games to help the African American Community navigate through social obstacles of oppression, led by Xenobia Bailey. Xenobia will conduct a introduction to the sustainable properties of the visual Aesthetic of Funk, through visual journaling of her creative practice...Read more
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Artist and retail collective Les Femmes Féroces invites you to The Wolf Circle, a writing workshop on Sunday, February 9 from 11 am to 2 pm. The Wolf Circle is a group inspired by the books Women Who Run With The Wolves and The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering The Religion Of The Earth, and is created and curated by Cat Dorvilus. Admission is free and open to the public! All womxn (a term that...Read more
Monday, January 20, 2020
On Monday, January 20 from 12-3:30 pm, join us at the CAC for WOKE DREAMS , a reflective celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on today’s social movements, and the role that art plays in advancing activism and social justice. Through a panel discussion, music, and art explorations, guests are invited to reflect upon and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. WOKE DREAMS is free and open to the...Read more
Monday, January 6, 2020
Floating & Fixed , co-presented by the Contemporary Arts Center and The Shop at the CAC, traces a history of platform design from motorcar to mobile phone, exploring Henry Ford as a platform designer and crucial precursor to contemporary platform ecosystems. Stephanie Sherman, a design researcher, curator, and strategist working across, art, architecture, technology, and media, will lead this...Read more
Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019
Inheritance and Immanence: The World We Are Left With On View August 3 through October 5 Now more than ever, teens are interested and involved in social, political, and environmental actions addressing the issues our society faces. As young people, we confront circumstances passed on from previous generations, and are affected. This exhibition seeks to reflect on the effects that school shootings...Read more
Monday, July 29, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019
2019 CAC Summer Arts Camp & After Care Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 CAC Summer Arts Camp 2019: Wonder Emporium! Every year, the CAC Summer Arts Camp ignites campers' imaginations through art and creativity! Our 2019 camp is for students age 6-14 and will take place Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. Featuring 90 minute classes and three art disciplines -- Digital...Read more
Friday, May 31, 2019
Apply for the CAC's 2019 Teen Open Call Exhibition! Inheritance and Immanence: The World We Are Left With Teen Exhibition will be on view Saturday, August 3 through Saturday, October 5 Now more than ever teens are interested and involved in social, political, and environmental issues that the world faces. As young people, these issues were passed on from previous generations but we are affected...Read more
Sunday, April 15, 2018 to Monday, May 14, 2018
How Do You Create a Portrait of a City? Free Admission to Galleries All ages welcome! Curated by the CAC Teen Board, the 2018 CAC Teen Exhibition features work by emerging local artists offers a unique moment of reflection on the relationship between young people and the cities they call home. The CAC Teen Board is also hosting a one-night-only screening of films from the New Orleans Center of...Read more
Monday, January 29, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Apply for the 2018 Teen Exhibition! How Do You Create a Portrait of a City? We encourage you to think experimentally and critically about the nature of portraiture and welcome submissions in any medium - drawing, painting, sound, photography, animation, film, sculpture, installations, and digital art. We want it all! Here are some questions from the Teen Board to help get you started: Is a city...Read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
À Propos is a series of event produced by The Stacks Bookstore that features each month a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area. During that evening, an organization shares with the audience their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects. ABOUT THE ROOTS OF MUSIC The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic...Read more
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
À Propos is a series of events that will feature a different non-profit organization based in the New Orleans metro-area each month. During that evening, an organization will present and share their history, milestones, anecdotes, and upcoming projects with the audience. Conversations will be followed by a Q&A session. ABOUT PELICAN BOMB Since 2011, Pelican Bomb has promoted writing and...Read more
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017
The Birdfoot Festival will fill the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans May 30–June 2nd with its annual celebration of dynamic live chamber music as part of its residency partnership with the CAC. Celebrating its sixth season, Birdfoot Festival has gained an enthusiastic following and won glowing critical reviews for its fresh approach to presenting chamber music and its “youthful, rule-­...Read more
Monday, April 25, 2016 to Monday, May 23, 2016
In partnership with the CAC's Summer Arts Camp, Teen Arts Interns spend their mornings engaged in intensive arts workshops and leadership training sessions, learning the basics of what it means to be a professional teaching artist. In the afternoons, interns put what they've learned into practice while working with the younger campers and assisting teaching artists in the fields of Music, Dance,...Read more

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