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FRIED STUFFED CATFISH 👍🏻 with crawfish 🦞 cornbread stuffing topped with a lemon butter sauce served with brabant potatoes, sauteed spinach & garlic bread! 👏🏻 See you for dinner! #chateaucafe
"Perhaps the biggest challenge for major museums showing contemporary art today is finding a balance between aesthetics and didactics. Since the quite fungible concept we call social justice has become so prevalent in museum exhibitions of contemporary art, those favoring aesthetics first have reason to feel hopelessly passe. On the other hand, if a museum show leans too far toward sociopolitical content, much of the audience feels lectured, if not hectored. In a time when museums are trying to better represent racial and sexual diversity, putting together a group exhibition that's both socially trenchant and visually arresting is a tall order. With "Bodies of Knowledge" (on view through Oct. 13), however, the New Orleans Museum of Art succeeds admirably.
Consisting of work by 10 artists (two of them, however, performance artists whose work can be experienced only on specific days and times), "Bodies of Knowledge" is clean and elegant without being merely pretty, and it offers a kind of position paper on the value of diversity and inclusion without being either preachy or mawkish. The show is smartly installed throughout several contiguous galleries, providing sufficient amounts of space among media that range from books, silent film, ink, ashes and musical scores to video and photography."
- Peter Plagens for @wsj
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Today marks 5 magical years in New Orleans. I’ve ridden in a Mardi Gras parade and been elbow deep in glitter. I’ve had a bike stolen and a car flooded. I’ve consumed my fair share of drinks in go-cups and crawfish at backyard boils. I’ve watched the Saints win, lose, and even get robbed. I’ve laughed, cried, and shaken my head at more news articles coming out of this city than I can count. (Y’all remember that time the city had to tell us it wasn’t safe to party around a sinkhole? That’s still my fav)
I haven’t been here as long as Hansen’s, but boy do I want to be. Here’s to five more, and five more after that. #nola#nolaversary#hansens#airconditionyourtummy#timeflies#sinkholedemayo#ridecleo#onetimeinnola#5years
At 391,006 residents in 2018, New Orleans has recovered 81% of its population from 2000, five years before Hurricane Katrina.
Read our “Katrina Recovery” report to learn more about how New Orleans has recovered in the years following the storm.
Crawling into the weekend like...
If you’re out and about this weekend, take a walk through #artofthecitynola and see Elizabeth Shannon’s “Caught II” (shown here) and more than 75 other works from New Orleans’s contemporary artists (admission is free). And if you’re in the Quarter tomorrow, stop by the galleries from 1 to 3 p.m. where photographers John Lawrence and Tina Freeman will be engaging with visitors in Stoop Stories. That program is also free thanks to a gift from The Helis Foundation. @philippe_on_fleek#nolaartists#alligators#visitthnoc
No storm can keep New Orleans from celebrating the Running of the Bulls—the annual event is rescheduled to this weekend, August 23-25 🐂 If you’re wearing red, watch out for the @bigeasyrollergirls! ❤️ Great shot, @travelerbroads!
Even with the end of August coming around the corner there is still ✨ so much left to do this month! Don't miss out on the very last ⚾ @cakesbaseball game next week on August 29th! Let's all give @tommy_hotard a round of applause for his amazing first game pitch!!! _______________________________________________________
But guess what, that's not all New Orleans has to offer. Check out these upcoming events this month!
All Month: 🍽️Coolinary
Aug 23-25: 🐃❤️Running with the Bulls - Use Code TUCKSBULLS20 for 20% off!
Aug 24: 🏈@saints vs. @nyjets
Aug 25: 🍕@fatboyspizzanola eating competition with @joey.chestnut!
Aug 29: ⚾Last Baby Cakes Game!
Aug 29: 🏈@saints vs. @miamidolphins
Aug 29-Sep 2: 🌈Southern Decadence
Aug 30: 🎤Backstreet Boys at Smoothie King Center
Did I miss anything? Let me know! Would you like to be featured? Let's ✨collab!
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I took a mini self-care break this week to spend time with a couple of dear friends in Oregon. (Which basically means I just spent a week talking 😉) Happy to be back home feeling refreshed and full of love. What was the bright spot in your week? ❤️ Jaci 👗 $109 Sizes 0X-3X (runs big in the top) 📷 @twirlphotography
Here in New Orleans, we have a bit of a love/hate relationship with rain. Sometimes it brings up fear and anxiety from past storms, but other times it reminds us to slow down, take a look around and appreciate our surroundings.
Stop by, get out of the rain for a bit and enjoy a cocktail with us this weekend.