Friday, September 18, 2020 to Sunday, January 24, 2021
"Great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become." – James Baldwin America is an anxious nation chasing a more perfect union. As it's political body struggles along the arc of justice, the truths “we” hold, rarely appear self-evident. Complicated by an overtly mediated era, today's social movements demand a punctuated examination of #historicalconsequence and #power. At this moment, the distance between Art and Politics—reflection and response—seems to be collapsing. In a letter to his nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, philosopher and American commentator, James Baldwin, offered an optimistic but urgent message, "Great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what America must become."Read more
Saturday, October 5, 2019
The CAC's Fall Art Experience Returns October 5th! CAC's Art for Arts' Sake returns to downtown, the CAC and the Arts District New Orleans on Saturday, October 5th! Created by the Contemporary Arts Center in 1980, Arts for the Arts' Sake has become a favorite fall tradition for art lovers in and around New Orleans and a showcase of the incredible multidisciplinary artists from our region...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
Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019
2019 Open Call Exhibition: Identity Measures Presenting the Work of 23 Regional Artists On View Saturday, August 3 through Saturday, October 5 We are excited to announce Identity Measures , our 2019 Open Call Exhibition, which will be on view at the CAC from Saturday, August 3 to Saturday, October 5, 2019! Each year, CAC's Open Call exhibition is organized by a guest curator and features works by...Read more
Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Saturday, August 31, 2019
Enjoy The Best Of NOLA's Museums This Month! New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to visit all participating institutions, FREE OF CHARGE, using their current membership throughout the month of August. Not a member of the CAC yet? Join today and get access to all participating New...Read more
Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Saturday, August 31, 2019
Cool Off at the CAC This Month: FREE ADMISSION When Temps Hit 95°! The Helis Foundation offers free admission for Louisiana residents to cool off inside and enjoy the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art throughout August To help Louisianans beat the heat, The Helis Foundation has again teamed up with some of New Orleans’ largest art institutions...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
Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories. —Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) It is only in the world of objects that we have time and space and selves. —T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) Opening a season of programming that celebrates New Orleans’s tricentennial, the Contemporary Art Center’s...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 24...Read more