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
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Join the CAC, YLC, and The Helis Foundation to celebrate the CAC's weekly Free Day for Louisiana residents and the final event in the Lunch at the Museum series. Enjoy free gallery admission for Louisiana residents, music in the CAC Atrium by DJ HYENA, and delicious brunch offerings at the newly opened Revelator Coffee . SEE: Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp EAT: Brunch at Revelator...Read more
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Get an exclusive look at Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp with Emily Wilkerson, Prospect.4 Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs. After the walkthrough, join us for the premiere performance of Urban Bush Women's Hair & Other Stories at 7:30pm. CAC Members receive $10 off tickets and priority seating. This event is open to current CAC Members only. JOIN or RENEW MembershipRead more
Monday, January 15, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS January 15 - March 4, 2018 Exhibition On View August 4 - October 6, 2018 The Contemporary Arts Center is pleased to invite contemporary visual artists to submit to this year’s Open Call for Submissions. Artists who live, show work, or have held an artist residency (during the 2017 calendar year) in New Orleans or the surrounding region (within 200 miles of New Orleans...Read more
Thursday, January 11, 2018 to Sunday, April 1, 2018
Through parallel practices of art and architecture, productive cross-pollination shapes the work of artist Marianne Desmarais. Techniques from architectural practice are applied in drawings and sculptures that attempt to alter space through the manipulation of form, optics, and surface. Utilizing manual and digital modes of production, resistance and collapse are explored as themes of structural...Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Join P4 artist Pedro Lasch, NYU professor and author Nick Mirzoeff, and Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) for a conversation on monsters, these political times, and New Orleans history more broadly. The presentations and conversation will be followed by a hands on community activity. This workshop is part of Pedro Lasch’s Weekly Monster project at Prospect.4, and some of its contents will be the...Read more
Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp , the fourth iteration of this citywide exhibition opening November 18, 2017, and running through February 25, 2018, alludes to the city’s unique cultural landscape as a creative force. Cultural synthesis and syncretism inform many of the central issues explored in Prospect.4 . The rich diversity of New Orleans is rooted in a long his-tory of human...Read more
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Join us on the Second Thursday of each month for an evening of programs designed to enhance your appreciation of contemporary art and artists. September 14, 2017, 6-10 PM Meet the Maker – 6-8pm, Atrium Throughout the Fall season, join us as we highlight some of the best local breweries and distilleries! Meet the makers and sample a swig of their most desirable creations. 2017–18 Collectors Club...Read more
(New Orleans, LA - March 4, 2020): Today the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans announced a call for visual artists living and working in the Gulf South states of Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida for its upcoming exhibition “Make America What America Must Become.” The CAC invites artists to submit up to four pieces of artwork beginning March 4 through April 8, 2020. The...Read more
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 (NEW ORLEANS, LA - August...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
The New Orleans Public Library has partnered with several cultural institutions throughout New Orleans to offer daily passes for free entry for New Orleans Public Library cardholders who live in Orleans Parish and are 18 and older. The CAC is proud to join organizations across the city in joining this great program! Culture Pass partner institutions include: Audubon Nature Institute Contemporary...Read more

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