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Friday Nights at NOMA: Conversation With Photographer Rich Frishman

 Rich Frishman Friday Nights at NOMA features an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

  • 5 – 8 pm | Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
  • 6 pm | Photographer Rich Frishman in conversation with Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper

For more information visit: https://noma.org/event/friday-nights-at-noma-conversation-with-photographer-rich-frishman/


Join Curatorial Fellow Brian Piper in conversation with photographer Rich Frishman, among the artists represented in the exhibition You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place. Frishman will discuss his ongoing series Ghosts of Segregation which photographically explores the vestiges of America’s racism as seen in the vernacular landscape: Schools for “colored” children, theatre entrances and restrooms for “colored people,” lynching sites, juke joints, jails, hotels, and bus stations. What is past is prologue. As Frishman writes on his website, “Segregation is as much current events as it is history. These ghosts haunt us because they are so very painfully alive.”

Image credit: Rich Frishman, Colored Entrance, Tylertown, MS, 2018, Archival inkjet print, Promised gift of an anonymous donor

About NOMA

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the city’s oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the South.

The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.