New Orleans Museum of Art

Art Against AIDS

Nov 29, 2012

The 26th annual Art Against AIDS art auction and holiday gala returns to the New Orleans Museum of Art on Saturday December 1. We go Inside the Arts for conversation with event spokesman, actor and author Bryan Batt.

This week on Inside the Arts we'll Make A Joyful Noise as we kick off the 6th Annual Central City Festival; trumpeter Vance Woolf gears up for a night of musical fanfare with the LPO Brass; and the New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates its Off the Wall Odys

This week on Inside the Arts, a conversation with Ronnie Kole as he is inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Then we'll journey Against the Tide with artist Jacqueline Bishop, and explore paranormal activity at NOMA.

The New Orleans Museum of Art expects to reopen on Tuesday after a clean-up necessitated by Hurricane Isaac.

Museum director Susan Taylor tells The Times-Picayune that water seeped into the museum's administrative offices. However, except for the swampy basement, the museum suffered minimal damage from Isaac.

Some rain intruded through the sills of the plate glass windows around the café area and an ornamental plaster truss in the museum's atrium was dampened by a leak.

Taylor said no artwork was affected.

The New Orleans Museum of Art will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Director Susan Taylor says the opening will be free of charge. Wednesdays are always free, thanks to the Helis Foundation, so Taylor says the museum will begin charging regular admission on Thursday.

The museum was closed because water from soil saturated by Hurricane Isaac is seeping into the basement, administrative offices and other areas.

The New Orleans Museum of Art says it is closed because water from soil saturated by Hurricane Isaac is seeping into the basement, administrative offices and other areas.

Seepage into the basement of the century-old building was a major hurdle in its recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Times-Picayune reports that events in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are continuing. The sculpture garden re-opened Sept. 1.

Officials of the New Orleans Museum of Art say the museum in City Park will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of Hurricane Isaac.

The museum and Besthoff Sculpture Garden are expected to reopen Thursday at 10 a.m.

This week on Inside the Arts you'll hear why Southern Rep Theater's artistic director Aimee Hayes is kicking high.  We'll explore a cultural center that's bringing a Hindu system of philosophy, among other things, to the 9th ward, spin a yarn with an English textile artist, and find out what may have

This week we have a selection from Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III, a New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit that will soon head to the nation's capitol for inclusion in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Then New Orleans tenor Bryan Hymel and his wife, Irini, will perform solos and duets from grand operas.

We'll also travel down the bayou to the Regional Arts Council in Houma, plus talk with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about her new memoir. It's a jam-packed week of Inside the Arts!

The late American artist Ralston Crawford is best known for his Precisionist paintings, abstract representations of urban life and industry post WWI.  But he was also an accomplished photographer, and spent a lot of time in the Crescent City after WWII.

A lesser known body of works on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art is ringing a high note with local music lovers, and we go Inside the Arts for a look at the exhibit — Ralston Crawford and Jazz.