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
Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016
An exploration of culture, identity, politics, and society through the eyes of young people. Presented by the Teen Arts Exhibition Group Voice of a New Era was curated by the CAC’s Teen Arts Exhibition Group, a selective group of ambitious high school students from the Greater New Orleans Area. Students chose the theme of the exhibition, put out an open call for submissions, and selected works...Read more
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Please join the Teen Zine Collective for the launch of Third Eye, Vol. 4 , a magazine featuring work from high school students across the Greater New Orleans Area. Copies of the zine will be for sale and light refreshments will be served. Presented by the CAC Teen Zine CollectiveRead more
Friday, March 18, 2016
Calling all high school poets, rappers, singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, and mimes! Come join us at the CAC for Open Stage Night, a chance to show off your talent in front of your peers. Run by teens, for teens. Presented by the CAC Teen Leadership CouncilRead more
Thursday, January 28, 2016
In collaboration with The Stacks, art & design bookstore, the CAC will present a book reading and family artmaking workshop. Local actor Cameron-Mitchell Ware will read Tomi Ungerer's Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors . Following the reading, families can participate in an art workshop where they will learn how to create shaving cream prints. Copies of Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors will be...Read more
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Friday, May 29, 2015
REGISTRATION CLOSED Find Your Future in Arts Education! Build your practice with a community of teaching artists. The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to announce the second Teaching Artist Institute in New Orleans—a collaboration including KID smART, Ashé Cultrual Arts Center, Artist Corps New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, City of New Orleans, and the CAC...Read more
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Join colleagues from all artistic disciplines who are engaged in teaching and learning throughout New Orleans, as we continue to strengthen the vibrant community of teaching artists in our city! 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Free admission to Prospect.3 Exhibition for Teaching Artists 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Mingling, Networking, Visioning RSVP required. Refreshments will be served.Read more
Friday, May 2, 2014
Calling All Rappers, Singers, Dancers, Poets, Musicians, Magicians, basically Performers of all kinds! It is your chance to take the stage and show what you are made of at the Contemporary Arts Center’s Spun Cafe. There will be FREE FOOD and amazing performances! This is a chance to connect with performers from around the city or just watch your talented friends take the stage! You can sign up in...Read more
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Synopsis Inspired by childhood visits to the Huntington Library outside of Los Angeles, where he grew up, Kehinde Wiley set out to address the conspicuous lack of black subjects in western European art. He began by painting portraits of young men models he hand-picked from the streets of Harlem placing them in the vernacular of artists such as Ingres and Titian. The poses were classical, the...Read more
Saturday, April 5, 2014 to Saturday, May 17, 2014
“hello I AM” is a peer-curated exhibition of contemporary artworks by New Orleans area teenagers. After issuing a call for art from high school students, the Contemporary Arts Center’s Teen Board , a group of individuals from various high schools in the city, began developing an exhibition inspired by 30 Americans . Responsible for each element of curating the exhibition, the Teen Board selected...Read more
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Join professional curator, Emily Wilkerson to learn about creating exhibitions, organizing space, and writing about artwork. This workshop explores curating in light of the CAC’s upcoming exhibition 30 Americans. Together participants will dissect the elements of curating and exhibition-making, discuss 30 Americans , and use the exhibition as a jumping-off point for creating and writing about an...Read more
The CAC Summer Arts Camp ignites campers imaginations with classes in Music, Visual Arts, Digital Arts, Theater, Culinary Arts, and Dance. Our camp is an inclusive, safe-space that values each camper’s unique experience and perspective. Come have fun and explore your talents!Read more

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