Friday, October 30, 2020
You're Invited! The Contemporary Arts Center is excited to announce that SWEETARTS 2020, our premier annual ball, will take place Friday, October 30, 2020, 7:30pm–10:30pm at the home of Kira and Michael Whitaker located at 1633 Dufossat Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Contemporary Arts Center. Event Chair Jane Cooper and Executive Director George Scheer have reimagined SWEETARTS...Read more
Friday, July 3, 2020
Join us live on Zoom for Delfeayo & Friends, the CAC’s bi-weekly happy hour with trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis, alongside friends from around the world! This Friday, Delfeayo will be joined by his brother and Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis for conversation, music, and more! CAC Members receive priority access to RSVP for this event and all future episodes...Read more
Saturday, May 2, 2020
March 20, 2020 Update: In an effort to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans announced today the cancellation of its Spring 2020 performing arts season including Daymé Arocena. In consultation with its Board of Directors, key stakeholders, and artists, the safety and health of the CAC’s guests, staff, artists, volunteers, and community are and always...Read more
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 to Friday, April 17, 2020
March 20, 2020 Update: In an effort to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans announced today the cancellation of its Spring 2020 performing arts season including Aurora Nealand and Goat in the Road’s KindHumanKind. In consultation with its Board of Directors, key stakeholders, and artists, the safety and health of the CAC’s guests, staff, artists,...Read more
Sunday, February 9, 2020
On Sunday, February 9, the CAC and New Orleans-based artist Meg Turner invite you join us for RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: A Queer Punk Show at the CAC! The event will bring together top punk bands from the New Orleans area, including Special Interest, Softie, Joie, and Vile Bodies! The show will take place from 5 to 8:30 pm at the CAC's MEG TURNER: HERE AND NOW exhibition, located inside our second...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
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019
An internationally-touring saxophonist, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator, Melissa Aldana connects her work to the legacy of Latina artists who have come before her, creating a pathway for her own expression. In her recently-released album Visions , Aldana draws inspiration from the life and works of female visual artist Frida Kahlo to create a parallel between her own experiences as a...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
(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
Welcome to ArtOrbit! Welcome to ArtOrbit, your online universe for all things CAC, contemporary art, and community! As New Orleans gradually re-opens in the wake of COVID-19, we invite you to explore our online galleries and uplifting art resources from our community and around the world. On this page you will also find a list of vital resources for artists who art struggling during this...Read more