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
Thursday, October 8, 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! This week, CAC Executive Director and host George Scheer, will lead an exploration inside the artistic practice of New Orleans-based artist Sarah Hill , whose video work "Goodbye Rebecca & Eileen" is on view now at the CAC. Admission is...Read more
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
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
UPDATE: In Solidarity with Protests, CAC Donates $10,000 to Local, Black-led Organizations Fighting to End Mass Incarceration, Extends Complimentary Admissions to All Through June 14. Read the announcement Due to COVID-19 this exhibition is no longer accessible at the CAC and will not be part of our limited opening due to the small size of the gallery and inability to practice social distancing...Read more
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
UPDATE: In Solidarity with Protests, CAC Donates $10,000 to Local, Black-led Organizations Fighting to End Mass Incarceration, Extends Complimentary Admissions to All Through June 14. Read the announcement As you social distance during COVID-19, we invite you to explore this exhibition's Digital Gallery and download our accompanying Gallery Guide, below. This exhibition was originally on view at...Read more
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
UPDATE: In Solidarity with Protests, CAC Donates $10,000 to Local, Black-led Organizations Fighting to End Mass Incarceration, Extends Complimentary Admissions to All Through June 14. Read the announcement The CAC will re-open its galleries on a limited basis, June 1-14, 2020. Patrons must reserve tickets to attend CAC galleries in advance, but space is limited! Reserve your tickets online here...Read more
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
UPDATE: In Solidarity with Protests, CAC Donates $10,000 to Local, Black-led Organizations Fighting to End Mass Incarceration, Extends Complimentary Admissions to All Through June 14. Read the announcement The CAC will re-open its galleries on a limited basis, June 1-14, 2020. Patrons must reserve tickets to attend CAC galleries in advance, but space is limited! Reserve your tickets online here...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, 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
Sunday, February 2, 2020
NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Ever wish your portrait was on the walls of a gallery? On Sunday, January 26, New Orleans-based artist Meg Turner will provide the opportunity for community members like you to be a part of her exhibition on view at the CAC: MEG TURNER: HERE AND NOW. Meg will create new tintype photographs on-site at the CAC with all who wish to...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
Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
NOTE: In response to the caronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Contemporary Arts Center will be closed beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice . Please stay tuned to our website, social media channels, and e-newsletter for updates. ---- In 2009, New Orleans Airlift was founded by musician and artist manager Jay Pennington and multi-media installation artist Delaney Martin as an artist-driven...Read more
Saturday, November 2, 2019
You're Invited! On Saturday, November 2, please join us for the CAC's 2019 season opening reception celebrating the debut of five exhibitions that will examine the reclamation of identity, Black femininity, queer and chosen love, and the 10th Anniversary of New Orleans Airlift! This event is FREE & OPEN to the public. The five CAC exhibitions that will open November 2 include: MICKALENE...Read more
Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanian-American filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer whose films and installations address the collision of identities. Often combing personal ethnography and cultural representations of beauty in her work, Owusu transitions between avant-garde cinema, fine art, and African tradition. Her work ranges with its varied use of archival material, direct animation, and...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

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