Nearly 100 years ago Marcel Duchamp put a porcelain urinal into a New York art gallery and changed the way we think about art. The Essence of Things is a new exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art that's dedicated to elevating the beauty of everyday objects. Can a rubber band or pair of flip flops rise to the level of high art? NolaVie's Renée Peck spoke with Mel Buchanan for the answer.


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A summer exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art gives a visual focus to the musical sounds that influence and transcend generations.  We go Inside the Arts for a look at The Prelives of the Blues, a solo exhibition by Dario Robleto.