“Living mural”, French films, meditation at NOMA this week – Mid-City Messenger

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In addition to its “Friday Nights at NOMA” series, the New Orleans Museum of Art will host an interactive installation, a French film, and a ZaZen meditation this week.

Artist JR has created a living mural from images of 245 Americans impacted by the gun rights debate. The artwork was featured on the cover of the November 5, 2018 edition of “TIME.” (via NOMA)

Thursday, November 1 | Guns in America

NOMA hosts an interactive “living mural” that targets the gun rights debate in America

Artist JR and TIME magazine collaborated to create The Gun Chronicles: A History of America, a “live mural” of 245 Americans representing the wide range of opinions on gun control. The project aims to facilitate an unbiased and honest conversation about the Second Amendment.

For one night only, from 7 to 9 p.m., NOMA will host this traveling installation in the Great Hall. Free entry. For more information on The gun chronicles and to preview the video project, see Guns in America.

Friday November 2 | Friday nights at NOMA

The story of The Orléans Collection, jazz from the Russell Welch Hot Quartet

At NOMA this Friday, curator Vanessa Schmid will tell the story of how European masterpieces from the Parisian palace of Philip II, Duke of Orléans ended up in the city that bears his royal title over 200 years after the collection’s mass auction and global dispersal.

The Orleans Collection, on view through January 27, is NOMA’s latest tribute to our city’s tercentenary and features paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Veronese, among others, many of whom have never traveled to the United States. . Read more in this Washington Post article.

Arrive early to hear jazz from the Russell Welch Hot Quartet, and registration is open for the Create Late adult art workshop for DIY engraving.

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Art on the Spot Family Activity Table
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Music of the Russell Welch Hot Quartet
6:30 p.m. | Lecture by curator Vanessa Schmid on the Orléans Collection
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Create a Late Adult Printmaking Workshop (Register)

NOMA cafe, museum shop, galleries and exhibits are open until 9 p.m.

Saturday November 3 | ZaZen meditation session in the sculpture garden

On the sidelines of the exhibition Teaching Beyond Doctrine: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Masters, local Buddhist Abbot Richard Collins of the New Orleans Zen Temple will lead a ZaZen meditation session in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. The seminar is free, and kneeling cushions will be provided. A second session will take place on Saturday, November 17.

Saturday November 3 | French Connection Film Series

Series of French films, baroque music and art lessons in 18th-century Paris complement The Orleans collection

Programming for The Orleans collection will include lectures by visiting curators and scholars as well as a series of French Connection films on select Saturdays in November and December, beginning Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m. with A bit of chaos (2015 | Rated R | 1h52). The romantic comedy stars Kate Winslet as Sabine, a talented landscape designer who falls in love with the landscape designer of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. Watch the trailer above.
To learn more about NOMA and its programming, visit noma.org.
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