PROSPECT.3: NOTES FOR NOW — PUBLIC PROGRAMS

OCTOBER

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: P.3Reads featuring P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and P.3 Artist Sophie Lvoff, discussing Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer. New Orleans Public Library, Main Library (219 Loyola Avenue)
Sirmans’s thoughtful consideration of the role that books and literature play in our collective understanding of the world is at the heart of Prospect.3. The P.3Reads series aims to utilize the shared sense of community that comes from reading as an entrée for audiences who are curious about contemporary art, and would like to better understand the creative processes of contemporary artists. For those already familiar with contemporary art, the series will offer a deeper perspective on the relationship between literature and other art forms.

Tuesday, October 21, 2:15 – 3:30 PM: Hew Locke Artist Talk. University of New Orleans, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140 (2000 Lakeshore Drive)
Contemporary artist Hew Locke, based in London, will discuss his sculpture and work in other mediums. Part of the Visiting Artist series in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans. Each semester, one or two artists visit campus to present their work and engage in critiques with students in the Master of Fine Arts-Studio Art program. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 504-280-6493.

Thursday, October 23, 11:00 AM: Press Launch. Ashé Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard)
Remarks begin at 11am. Ashé Cultural Center is a not-for-profit organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Located in Central City, the Center provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts.

Thursday, October 23, 12:00 PM: Lunch hosted by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans and Alembic Community Development. Myrtle Banks Building (1307 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard).
Open to VIPs, press, and invited guests.
The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) and Alembic Community Development will host a New Orleans-style welcome lunch with regional food, music and art at the Myrtle Banks Building, a creative work and exhibition space, with Jack and Jake’s Louisiana-based food market on the ground floor.

Thursday, October 23, 4:00 – 5:00 PM: VIP Reception and Walkthrough with P.3 artist Hew Locke. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center

Open to VIPs, press, and invited guests. At 4:15 PM, Hew Locke will be giving a walkthrough tour of his work at the Newcomb Art Gallery. For more information, contact bbox@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5328.

Thursday, October 23, 5:00 - 7:00 PM: Newcomb Art Gallery Reception. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center
The reception is free and open to the public. The Newcomb Art Gallery, which opened in 1996, is an exhibition facility dedicated to presenting first-rate contemporary and historic exhibits to the Tulane University and New Orleans communities. Encompassing what is now the Woldenberg Art Center, the Gallery serves as a physical and symbolic bridge between the University’s Art Studio and Art History programs. For more information, contact bbox@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5328.

Friday, October 24, 5:00 PM: Artist Talk with The Propeller Group and Christopher Myers. UNO St. Claude Gallery (2429 St. Claude Avenue)

As part of its Visiting Artist series, The Department of Fine Arts is presenting a gallery talk by The Propeller Group with Christopher Myers. Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 24, 5:30 - 7:30 PM: Julia Street Gallery Walk. Julia and Camp Streets in the New Orleans Arts District
The New Orleans Arts District is located in the historic American Sector, close to the Mississippi River and the world famous French Quarter.  The renaissance of this area began with the 1984 World’s Fair, and today is a thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, shops and private residences.  Anchored by Julia Street, the Arts District is a short walk away from the New Orleans Convention Center and Louisiana Super Dome. For more information, visit http://www.neworleansartsdistrict.com.

Friday, October 24, 7:30 - 10:30 PM: Miss Vesta's Swamp Galaxy Gala, A Benefit Party for Prospect.3. Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street)
SOLD OUT.
Prospect New Orleans is pleased to honor Susan Gore Brennan, Dawn DeDeaux, Okwui Enwezor, Robert Farris Thompson, and Robert Wilson at the Prospect.3 Opening Party. For more information, visit www.prospectneworleans.org/swampgalaxygala.


Saturday, October 25, 11:00 AM: Prospect.3 opens to the public with a Ribbon Cutting, followed by a second line parade. Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Avenue)
A second line is a traditional brass band parade in New Orleans where the crowd follows along, sometimes twirling parasols or handkerchiefs in the air.

Saturday, October 25, 12:00 PM: Lunch hosted by Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields Avenue)
Owned by Prospect New Orleans Board Member Leah Chase, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant opened its doors for business in 1941. What was initially a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet in 1939 blossomed into a thriving bar and later a respected family restaurant in Treme. Founded by Emily and Dooky Chase, Sr., Dooky Chase’s Restaurant soon became the meeting place for music and entertainment, civil rights, and culture in New Orleans.

Saturday, October 25, 2:00 PM: Performance by P.3 Artist Andrea Fraser. New Orleans Museum of Art (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle)

While the subject of race and racism in New Orleans is often broached in institutional settings, such conversations are strenuous and often remain confidential in order to protect the perhaps unpopular opinions of their participants. These forums are private, safe spaces where individuals can come together to collectively purge the toxicity of their socio-historical environment. Andrea Fraser’s performance for P.3, Not just a few of us, is the interpretation of one rare public confrontation with racist systems in contemporary New Orleans: a 1991 City Council hearing regarding the official desegregation of the unofficially self-segregated Mardi Gras krewes. Fraser has transcribed, internalized, and performed the heat: one person embodying divergent voices and perspectives. As a white northerner and an artist, Fraser has engaged the legacies of slavery and racial division in the South, allowing herself to become “Other” to a diversity of selves.

Saturday, October 25, 4:00 - 6:00 PM: Reception at The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art (2003 Carondelet Street)
The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution also actively identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters. For more information, visit http://www.themckennamuseum.com.


Saturday, October 25, 6:00 - 9:00 PM: St. Claude Arts District Block Party. Along the St. Claude corridor and neighborhood
Inspired by their post-Katrina Toxic Art Exhibit at l'art Noir New Orleans, Jeffrey Holmes and Andrea Garland founded the St. Claude Arts District in October 2005, along with the two other existing galleries on St. Claude Avenue - the Farrington Smith Gallery and Barrister's Gallery. While l'art Noir New Orleans and Farrington-Smith Galleries are now defunct, over the ensuing years numerous galleries and other arts related venues have sprung up along the St. Claude corridor. The St. Claude Arts District, one of the fastest growing underground arts scenes in the country, is now home to over thirty venues with coordinated gallery openings on the 2nd Saturday of each month and many other events during the month. For more information, visit http://scadnola.com.

Saturday, October 25, 6:00 - 11:00 PM: Opening Reception for P.3 artist Tameka Norris, presenting her feature-length film Meka Jean: How She Got Good. May Gallery and Residency (2839 North Robertson Street, Suite 105)
Meka Jean: How She Got Good follows a semi-autobiographical protagonist as she struggles to define herself in relation to her surroundings. Located in the Upper 9th Ward of New Orleans in a former beer brewery since 2012, May Gallery and Residency exhibits exceptional international contemporary art and concurrently provides educational public programming to New Orleans and south eastern U.S. May’s educational programing teaches critical thought through public discussions, publishing, exhibitions and by actively integrating international resident-artists into the surrounding communities.

Saturday, October 25, 8:00 - 10:00 PM: Viewing of Tavares Strachan's You belong here. Art House on the Levee (4725 Dauphine Street)
The centerpiece of Strachan’s contribution to Prospect.3 is a 100-foot neon work that will travel via barge on the Mississippi to be docked and made visible from various locations throughout New Orleans. On Saturday evening from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, the barge will be visible from the Art House on the Levee. You belong here will also exist as an app available for smart phones and mobile devices. This app will allow viewers to participate and provide commentary on the work while taking a virtual walk through the city of New Orleans with acclaimed tour guide Speed Levitch. Every dollar raised from the sales of the app will be donated directly to the New Orleans based Platforms Fund and Big Class, two non-profit programs with a commitment to the grass roots development of New Orleans through culture and education.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Performance by Beans at Gary Simmons’s Installation, Treme Market Branch (800 N. Claiborne Avenue)
Gary Simmons’s Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark is a sculptural installation—on view at the Treme Market Branch—intended for performance interaction. The speakers and floor/stage are constructed to provide a place for live music performances. The musical performers are invited to use the sculpture as they choose. The stage and speakers are left in place at the completion of each performance, thereby leaving a trace, or reminder of absence, of the event. The "Black Arc" is a reference to Lee "Scratch" Perry's original studio, the home of Dub music. On Saturday evening, acclaimed hip-hop artist Beans will activate Simmons’s installation with a performance.

Sundays, October 28 – January 24, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: P.3Rides. Confederacy of Cruisers (634 Elysian Fields)
Bike Easy is excited to be partnering with Prospect.3 New Orleans to present P.3 Rides – an opportunity for visitors and locals to experience P.3 by bicycle! With so many exhibitions and events taking place concurrently, P.3 Rides will simplify the process of engaging in P.3’s offerings.

Our tour will take you to P.3 venue highlights throughout the Faubourgs, New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods, and will include background information on the Prospect.3: Notes for Now biennial.

$80 per person – Includes tour, museum admission, and $25 bicycle rental; $55 per person – Includes tour and museum admission (provide your own bike). For more information and to make a reservation, please visit http://bikeeasy.org/projects/p.3-rides-prospect-3-bike-tours/

Sunday, October 26, 1:00 PM: Notes for Now: A Panel Discussion with contributors to the Prospect.3 catalogue, co-moderated by P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and PNO Development Manager Elizabeth Baribeau. Dillard University, Professional School Building (2601 Gentilly Blvd)

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 PM: Hew Locke Lecture. Tulane University, Newcomb Campus, Woldenberg Art Center
The artist will be discussing his process, work, and his installation at the Newcomb Art Gallery for P.3. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact bbox@tulane.edu or call 504 865 5328.

Tuesday, October 28, 8:00 – 10:30 PM: Remy Jungerman Artist Talk and Performance by Tijdelijke Samenscholing. Chateau Curioso (641 Caffin Avenue)

Remy Jungerman will speak about his practice and his work for P.3 with Prospect New Orleans Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson and folklorist Teresa Parker Farris. Deltaworkers residents Tijdelijke Samenscholing will present a set of new musical and theater performances. For more information, contact info@deltaworkers.org or 504-222-3127.

NOVEMBER

Saturdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 and December 6, 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM: Digital Youth Storytellers, Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)
Prospect New Orleans, The Ogden Museum, Big Class, and NOVAC present a storytelling and animation workshop that focuses on place, memory and history, using Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings about New Orleans and the South in the exhibit Basquiat and the Bayou. Students will reflect on memory, historicity, and iconography in Basquiat's work and, in connecting that work to their own lives, will create poetry, personal histories, and an animated movie. Registration required. To register, visit bigclass.org. For questions or more information contact Ellen Balkin at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Tuesday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex, a Panel Discussion with P.3 Artists Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick. Xavier University, Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion, Qatar Auditorium, Room 112A & B (1 Drexel Drive)

Panelists: Angela Davis, Political Activist, Scholar, Author
Keith Calhoun, Artist
Chandra McCormick, Artist
Carmen Demourelle, Former Prisoner
Henry James, Exonerated Former Prisoner
Norris Henderson, Former Prisoner, Public Defender, Political Activist

Moderator: William P. Quigley, Law Professor and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University, New Orleans

This round-table discussion will examine the failed systematic machinery of mass imprisonment and the combined efforts under way to abolish it.  The discussion will include prominent activists, artists who have documented the Angola Prison for years, and former prisoners—who can provide a first-hand viewpoint. The participants will come together to both inform the public and discuss strategies for change while reminding us of the crucial, invigorating and ever-present affinity between activism and art. Photographs by P.3 Artists Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun are on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This discussion is made possible by the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies at Xavier University.
 

CANCELLED: P.3Reads for Families featuring P.3 Artist Christopher Myers, discussing Misty Copeland and his book 'Firebird.' New Orleans Public Library, Children’s Resource Center (913 Napoleon Avenue)
Sirmans’s thoughtful consideration of the role that books and literature play in our collective understanding of the world is at the heart of Prospect.3. The P.3Reads series aims to utilize the shared sense of community that comes from reading as an entrée for audiences who are curious about contemporary art, and would like to better understand the creative processes of contemporary artists. For those already familiar with contemporary art, the series will offer a deeper perspective on the relationship between literature and other art forms.

Saturday, November 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Prospect.3 Building Workshop for Kids. Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road)
Nurture your child’s inner architect in this green building workshop for children ages 5 and up! As part of Longue Vue’s Prospect.3 (P.3) exhibition, children and their accompanying adult are invited to bring in a lift-off top style shoebox and construct a house, business, school or even a whole town!  Enjoy a tour of architect Shigeru Ban’s P.3 exhibit in the main house and participate in a group reading of Iggy Peck, Architect. Cost: $15 members; $18 nonmembers; Siblings discounted; $5 each additional adult. CONTACT Jen Cohn at 504.293.4721 or jcohn@longuevue.com

Monday, November 10, 7:00 PM: Round Table with Tameka Norris in association with May Gallery & Residency. The Orange Couch (2339 Royal Street)
Tameka Norris will discuss her feature-length film Meka Jean: How She Got Good with a panel of specialists familiar with her practice. How She Got Good follows a semi-autobiographical protagonist as she struggles to define herself in relation to her surroundings.

Wednesday, November 12, 8:30 - 11:30 AM: Community Coffee. Joan Mitchell Center Studios (1000 N. Rampart Street)
Please join the Joan Mitchell Center at its Rampart Studios for Community Coffee! Prospect 3: Notes for Now and Convergence: JMC@Prospect.3 | Curated by Deborah Willis will be on view. Refreshments will be prepared by Pagoda Cafe. Community Coffees serve as an open house for the Joan Mitchell Center and as a networking space for the New Orleans community. Community Coffees offer an opportunity for artists, curators, writers and arts administrators staying at the Joan Mitchell Center to connect with locals in the neighborhood.

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Discussion between P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans and the Contemporary Arts Center Visual Arts Curator. Contemporary Arts Center, Freeport Theater (900 Camp Street)
Join P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans at the CAC for a discussion about his curatorial framework for Prospect.3: Notes for Now with the soon-to-be-announced CAC Visual Arts Curator.

Friday, November 14, 6:00 PM: Will Ryman Lecture. New Orleans Museum of Art, Auditorium (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle)    
Join us as artist Will Ryman discusses his work America, currently on view at NOMA and ICON, his work included in Prospect.3:Notes for Now. Ryman will also discuss some of his past and future work. For more information, call 504-658-4100.

Saturday, November 15, 2:00 PM: Painting the Page: New Orleans Poets Respond to Basquiat. Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)
Basquiat has inspired many poets and sparked conversations about the intersection of race and art. Local writers of color will respond to the work and life of Basquiat with poetry and other creative work. A discussion on the role and challenges of artists of color follows the reading. Free with Museum admission. For questions or more information contact Ellen Balkin at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Wednesday, November 19, 3:00 and 6:00 PM: Performing Prospect - Dance at the Newcomb Art Gallery. Tulane University, Newcomb Campus, Woldenberg Art Center
In conjunction with the installation "Totems not Taboo," choreographers from Tulane's Department of Theater and Dance will engage with the artworks on view as a source of inspiration for original works. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact bbox@tulane.edu or call 504 865 5328.

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Free Family Day: Inspired by Basquiat. Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)

This family celebration, inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, will include live entertainment and art activities led by local artists. For questions or more information contact Ellen Balkin at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00 PM, Gathering and conversation around the theme of property acquisition and ownership: experiences, alternative models, and community-centered practices. Tremé Market Branch, 800 N. Claiborne Ave @ St. Anne (next to Paulie’s)
Let’s help this movement grow. Please invite five people who motivate and inspire you! 

We will welcome to following co-presenters:

  • Rachelle Thomas, co-owner of Treme Market Branch, who has navigated the dark waters of New Orleans bureaucracy and cronyism to successfully purchase property. 
  • Steven Kennedy, Real Estate Advisor and Founder of [COMPANY], who will discuss his work and the benefits of the Community Land Trust model in ensuring  community agency in development.

Please take time to review this article prior to the event:
http://www.shelterforce.org/article/3893/residents_need_to_own_community_change/

DECEMBER

Thursday, December 4, 6:00 - 8:00 PM: P.3 Volunteer Meet-up at WHITE Gallery (1123 Burgundy Street)
Join P.3 staff for an informal meet-up to learn about Prospect.3: Notes for Now and to get information about volunteer opportunities!

 

Friday, December 5, 6:00 PM: "Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian Cannibalism, and the Problem of the Self as Other," Lecture by Edith Wolfe. New Orleans Museum of Art (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle)
Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral and poet Oswald de Andrade Brazil’s notorious Anthropofagia movement of the 1920s, which deftly navigated questions of “self” and “other” using ironic critiques of European avant-garde Primitivism. Through an introduction to Amaral’s art and life—Edith Wolfe will present a talk exploring three principle themes: the notion of “seeing oneself in the other,” a central organizing motif for Franklin Sirmans’s vision for P.3; questions of globalization; and the cultural similarities between New Orleans and Brazil. Edith Wolfe is currently Assistant Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, and her work focuses on early twentieth-century Brazilian art and the relationships between the Latin American and European avant-gardes. For more information, call 504 658 4100.


Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12: Thirty Years of Meaning and Influence—Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Patrick F. Taylor Library (925 Camp Street)

In coordination with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Prospect New Orleans is organizing a conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publishing of Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson, the celebrated art historian. Originally published in 1983, Flash of the Spirit has enjoyed a popularity and influence far beyond the academic arena, making it one of the most important texts in the African-Atlantic world, as well as in art historical scholarship. The conference will take place December 11-12, 2014, at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. It will accompany Basquiat and the Bayou, an exhibit of paintings at the museum by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was greatly influenced by Thompson’s text. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, email your name and email address to conference@ogdenmuseum.org For questions or more information contact Sarah Story at sstory@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Thursday, December 11, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: P.3Reads featuring P.3 Artist Piero Golia and Jennifer Odem discussing Leon Battista Alberti’s On Painting and On Sculpture. New Orleans Public Library, Mid-City Library (3700 Orleans Avenue)
Sirmans’s thoughtful consideration of the role that books and literature play in our collective understanding of the world is at the heart of Prospect.3. The P.3Reads series aims to utilize the shared sense of community that comes from reading as an entrée for audiences who are curious about contemporary art, and would like to better understand the creative processes of contemporary artists. For those already familiar with contemporary art, the series will offer a deeper perspective on the relationship between literature and other art forms.

Saturday, December 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Family Art Day at Newcomb Art Gallery. Tulane University, Newcomb Campus, Woldenberg Art Center.
Join the gallery December 13 from 10am-1pm for an exploration of "Totems not Taboo." Families will have a chance to tour the exhibition and participate in a hands-on activity. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact bbox@tulane.edu or call 504 865 5328.

Saturday, December 13th, 2:00 PM: Home Court Crawl. Start at 323 N Roman Street, Mid City. A porch crawl and performance of architectural theater in Mid-City/ Treme. 
Join us on the streets of Mid-City/ Tremé for a porch crawl/ roving performance of BURNING, a play by Suzan-Lori Parks activated by Home Court Crawl, a project by Lisa Sigal for Prospect.3. 

The acclaimed Junebug Productions will join with community members to “perform architecture” as a call-and-response with blighted homes, riffing on the absurd state of the hollow structures and energizing the community with folly, rage, spirit, and joy. The performance will be carried through the streets by a second line with music and food.

Home Court Crawl is the first phase of Blights Out, an artist- and community-led initiative for blight remediation and community-owned development produced with Imani Jacqueline Brown and Carl Joe Williams. Tyvek paintings with lines and stage directions from Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays are adhered to the facades of blighted homes in three New Orleans neighborhoods: EMPTY in Hollygrove, I CANT HELP THE MOOD IM IN, BUT RIGHT NOW IM THINKING THAT THE NARCISSISM OF WHITE AMERICA KNOWS NO BOUNDS in St. Roch, and BURNING in Mid City/Tremé. 

Rain date Sunday, December 14th.

JANUARY

Saturday, January 10,
 2:00 PM: Self-taught Artists in Museums and in the Mainstream, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
 (925 Camp Street)
Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans and a specialist in self-taught artists and their work, will lead a panel discussion about the opportunities self-trained artists present for museums. The panel will touch upon the many manners in which self-taught makers, from Basquiat to Rev. Howard Finster to Herbert Singleton invite us to expand our notions of art and art history. Free with Museum admission. For questions or more information contact Ellen Balkin at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Saturday, January 10, Hammond Art Excursion Bus Trip.
Join Prospect New Orleans for a daylong bus excursion to Hammond and a tour of the city’s bourgeoning art scene!

$45, includes bus trip to and from Hammond, a reception at the Hammond Regional Art Center, and visits to performances, exhibits and programs, including GIANTS IN THE CITY, a travelling exhibit of giant inflatable art sculptures created by an international group of artists.

The bus leaves New Orleans at 11AM from the Contemporary Art Center, 900 Camp Street, and returns to New Orleans at approximately 7:30PM.

For more information, or to reserve a spot on the bus, contact caroline@prospectneworleans.org

Click here to download the brochure with a complete schedule and listings:
http://www.hammondarts.org/files/160583/p3-brochure-final.pdf

Monday, January 12, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM: Lecture by P.3 Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson. New Orleans Jewish Community Center (5342 St. Charles Avenue)
P.3 Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson will give a talk to kick off the 2015 Morris Bart, Sr. Lecture Series at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center. The talk will begin at 12:30 PM and is free and open to the public. A catered, kosher lunch will be served at 11:45 and is free to JCC members and $10 for non-members. Kindly RSVP to Rachel Ruth at rachel@nojcc.org or (504) 897-0143 x161. Please visit www.nojcc.org for more information.


Thursday, January 15, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: P.3Reads featuring P.3 Artist Firelei Baez discussing Junot Diaz's The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New Orleans Public Library, Nix Library (1401 S. Carrollton Avenue)
Sirmans’s thoughtful consideration of the role that books and literature play in our collective understanding of the world is at the heart of Prospect.3. The P.3Reads series aims to utilize the shared sense of community that comes from reading as an entrée for audiences who are curious about contemporary art, and would like to better understand the creative processes of contemporary artists. For those already familiar with contemporary art, the series will offer a deeper perspective on the relationship between literature and other art forms.

Saturday, January 17, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Basquiat for Pee-Wees: an Introduction to Poetry and Contemporary Art for Youngsters Ages 5-8. Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp Street)  
Join poet Kelly Harris for a reading and performance of the children's book, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me: Maya Angelou’s Courageous Children’s Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat. Afterwards, children will have an opportunity craft their own poem and art inspired by the book and the exhibition Basquiat and the Bayou. Registration required. To register, visit ogdenmuseum.org. For questions or more information contact Ellen Balkin at ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Saturday, January 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: CAC Member’s Walkthrough with P.3 Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson. Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street)
Prospect.3: Notes for Now features the work of over 50 leading and emerging contemporary artists in 18 locations across the city, with the Contemporary Arts Center being the site for the biennial’s international presence. Join Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans, for an insightful walkthrough of P.3 at the CAC. This event is limited to CAC members.

Sunday, January 18 – Saturday, January 24: Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive: New Orleans. Contemporary Arts Center (900 Camp Street)
For more information, please visit http://curatorsintl.org/.

Friday, January 23, 6:00 PM: Tour of Prospect.3: Notes for Now exhibits with Franklin Sirmans, New Orleans Museum of Art (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle)

Prospect.3: Notes for Now Artistic Curator Franklin Sirmans will be leading a tour of the P.3 exhibits in NOMA’s galleries, which will feature a selection by Sirmans of modern and contemporary works that have been integrated into the museum’s collections. A key aspect of the exhibition is the idea of Otherness and the integration of the “Other” into the Western canon, as well as the co-opting of canonic forms by “peripheral” artists as a means of creating new and hybrid artistic movements. P.3 artists featured at NOMA include: Tarsila do Amaral, Frederick J. Brown, Huguette Caland, Ed Clark, Andrea Fraser, Paul Gauguin, Jeffrey Gibson and Alma Thomas. Free with museum admission. For more information call 504 658 4100.