The distinctly Floridian tradition of swamp buggy racing is like a messier version of NASCAR.
An Artist’s Sprawling Universe of Sex and Death, with New Orleans at Its Center
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.
Crimes of the Art
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.
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.
New Orleans Ranked Best City for Creative Workers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basquiat in the American South
NEW ORLEANS — To see Basquiat and the Bayou, the “exhibition within an exhibition” that by general consensus is the must-see component of the sprawling Prospect.3: Notes for Now
biennial triennial that opened in New Orleans on October 25, you need to make your way to the top floor of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the city’s Warehouse Arts District.