New Orleans Museum of Art

Steven Forster

Coming up on Inside the Arts, acclaimed New Orleans entertainment photographer Steven Forster celebrates 35 years with the exhibit Celebrity opening this weekend at Boyd Satellite Gallery.

This week on Inside the Arts, conversation with internationally acclaimed concert pianist Awadagin Pratt. Plus, we recall memories of Audubon Park with WYES-TV's Peggy Scott Laborde.

And we round out with cream of the crop photos from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Inside the Arts — Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.

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The New Orleans Museum of Art is offering a glimpse at a fraction of its collection of photographs. Of the 10,000 pictures, 132 are on display. 

We spoke with curator Russell Lord about the exhibition — how NOMA built such an extensive collection, starting in the 1970s, and why. 

“The museum made then the very prescient decision to begin collecting photography, and that was a time when not many other museums were looking at photography and they weren’t collecting it. They weren’t building permanent collections," says Lord.

New Orleans Museum of Art

This week on Inside the Arts, a 1926 silent film comes to life as the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra performs Beau Geste.

ArtSpot Productions and Mondo Bizarro are using the power of art to bring awareness to Louisiana's disappearing coast in their latest production, Cry You One.

A Roy Lichtenstein sculpture, Five Brushstrokes, heads to the New Orleans Museum of Art. And we talk with WYES president Allan Pizzato.

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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There’s a new sculpture on the way for the New Orleans Museum of Art. A 20-foot-tall aluminum piece by pop modernist Roy Lichtenstein will soon take the prized placement at the museum’s front steps.

Rashaad Newsome / Marlborough Chelsea, New York

A new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art blends the traditions of the Middle Ages with a futuristic vision of pop culture.

The work of former New Orleans resident Rashaad Newsome takes a variety of forms. Lining the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art is a collection of intricate collages. Just how intricate is evident close-up. The updated gilded frames contain patterns that repeat thousands of modern images — like jewels and hubcaps — to appear as multi-layered coats of arms.

Rashaad Newsome / Marlborough Chelsea, New York

This week on Inside the Arts, we'll explore a bejeweled exhibit of modern art in NOMA's Great Hall, and a public-private partnership raises the barre with new opportunities for dance in the Crescent City.

Plus, a new fishing hole opens downtown (here's a hint: It's air conditioned!) and a local arts leader speaks at ESSENCE Festival. And, a cultural arts center pays homage to those lost during the Middle Passage.

This week host Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at French Quarter Festival in the Vieux Carré, and talks with members of the New Orleans Nightingales who are set to perform at the Fest.

Plus, a look back at  World's Fairs in the exhibit Inventing the Modern World, now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Airs Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 7:35 a.m.
 

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

The New Orleans Museum of Art is opening an exhibit Friday of decorative items put on display at World’s Fairs. 

This week on Inside the Arts Diane shares a rare look at glamorous photographs of legendary figures from the iconic Blackglama Fur advertising campaign.

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