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Michael Meads - Bent, Not Broken

NEW ORLEANS — During a recent tour of the Michael Meads retrospective at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curator Bradley Sumrall jokingly credited the artist with single-handedly inventing the “hot redneck” genre with his photographs of young Southern men in various states of languid shirtlessness.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on November 3, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: teens take (and immediately return) a Mr. Brainwash sculpture, Kimye’s pastor appropriates Wynwood street art murals, and a shark photographer goes after the new Steve Jobs biopic.

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Post image for Henry Howard, the Forgotten 19th-Century Architect of New Orleans

A three-decade exhumation to retrieve the forgotten career of one of the most influential 19th-century American architects was completed this June with the release of Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect.

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According to a new study from the personal finance website SmartAsset, New Orleans has the best affordability-to-culture ratio out of the 187 largest cities in the United States.

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Post image for A New Museum Encourages Us to Consider Death

NEW ORLEANS — No matter how strong your stomach for the macabre, there is likely some moment in the Museum of Death that will make it twist.

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Post image for The Art of Accumulation at a New Orleans Shrine to the Plague Saint

The act of accumulating objects is one of our oldest forms of visual expression.

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Post image for The Lonely, Private Paintings of Tennessee Williams

NEW ORLEANS — On the patio of his cottage in Key West, with his most celebrated writing years behind him, playwright Tennessee Williams took refuge in painting.

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Post image for Five Decades of Subverting the Icons of the South

NEW ORLEANS — Motorcycle racer, evangelical performance artist, illustrator of Southern myths, and giant snake creator, Jim Roche is a difficult person to pin down.

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Post image for Art Behind Bars Provides a Key to Prospect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Biennials, triennials, and other, similarly grand periodic art exhibitions are a funny thing; both local and global, they must balance an engagement with their home places alongside a broader artistic conversation.

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Post image for In New Orleans, an Exhibition Shines on the Surface

NEW ORLEANS — Gather enough bling in one gallery and the concentration of visual stimuli will overwhelm the need for a clear or convincing curatorial framework.

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