This Week At NOMA: Artist Wilmer Wilson To Speak, Artist's Choice Film Series And More!NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Wilmer Wilson, among the eleven artists represented in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge, will discuss his video installation Black Mask, along with a series of travelogue books created from his Running Tour performances, during Friday Nights at NOMA on Oct. 4. Arrive early and stay late for the full lineup of events:

  • 5 – 8 p.m. | Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
  • 5:30 p.m. | Gallery Talk with Curator Katie Pfohl of Bodies of Knowledge
  • 6:30 p.m. | Artist lecture with Wilmer Wilson
  • 7:30 p.m. | Activation of Brève braises with artist Menon Bellet and musician Justin Peake (Read more in an interview with the artist)
All galleries and exhibitions, Café NOMA, and the Museum Shop remain open until 9 p.m. 


Artists Choice Film series concludes with the blockbuster 1980 movie Fame

In conjunction with Bodies of Knowledge, represented artists were asked to select a movie that has inspired their practice. The final selection, the original movie Fame(1980 | Rated R | 2 hours, 14 minutes), chosen by performance artist Edward Spots, will screen on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. Fame tells the story of aspiring students facing trials and triumphs as they work their way through New York’s High School of Performing Arts.

Safar concert series concludes with group concert on Sunday, Oct. 13

New Orleans-based Moroccan musician Mahmoud Chouki will perform with bassist and luthier Martin Masakowski for a Safar concert blending Eastern and Western music traditions on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. (free with museum admission).
As a grand finale, Chouki has invited nine musicians to collaborate in a closing concert for Bodies of Knowledge on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 NOMA Members | $20 Nonmembers. Advance tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Wellness Classes among the artworks 
NOMA, in collaboration with East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening.
Yoga in the Sculpture Garden: Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 to 9 a.m.
Tai Chi/Chi Kung: Monday, Oct. 7, 6 to 7 p.m.
Classes are $5 (cash only); FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register, call 504.658.4128 or email