Friday Nights at NOMA: Considering Cultural Exchange Panel

Music by Kettle BlackFriday Nights at NOMA returns on March 22nd for 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 family activity table
  • 5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Kettle Black
  • 6-8 pm: Under Three Things interactive performance by Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground exhibition
  • 6:30 pm: Community Conversation: Considering Cultural Exchange with artists Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard


The band Kettle Black describes itself as “a quiet dance, a tiny explosion expanding exponentially; it is funky, heartfelt, and unmistakably New Orleans.” The brainchild of Keith Bernstein, alum of the Mumbles, along with members of Toubab Krewe and Antibalas, the band is a double percussion discussion that fans out the African and Cuban influences found in New Orleans music to create a new American songbook.


At select intervals throughout the run of the exhibition Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary ArtNew Orleans-based artist Cristina Molina will host a series of intimate guided tours of the exhibition in which she will assume the perspective of the earth, personified.


Join us for this dynamic panel discussion with these New Orleans creatives as they discuss expansive forms of cultural exchange, as well as more potentially adverse aspects of cultural appropriation.