Join the Newcomb Art Museum next Thursday to mark the opening of the museum’s latest exhibitions – Flint is Family, the first solo show in Louisiana from renowned artist, activist, and MacArthur Genius awardee LaToya Ruby Frazier, and the accompanying The American Dream Revisited: The Residents of Gordon Plaza’s Struggle to Leave the Agriculture Street Landfill Behind, a student-organized show featuring artwork from Hannah Chalew, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Jonathan Traviesa, Tshombe Tshanti, and LaVonna Varnado-Brown – with a free reception!
The reception, free and open to the public, begins at 5 pm with a special preview hour for museum members, artists, show collaborators, and Tulane faculty and staff and is immediately followed by an engaging and informative exhibition panel discussion at 6 pm in Freeman Auditorium. Featuring experts on the Flint Water Crisis, Michael Mascarenhas and Ben Pauli, as well as Tulane Environmental Studies professor Dr. Christopher Oliver, Peoples’ Assembly Representative Angela Kinlaw, and Gordon Plaza Resident Shannon Rainey, the panel will revolve around a discussion the impact of environmental pollution on marginalized communities. Directly after the panel, the museum will remain open late from 7 to 8 pm for a public reception with refreshments!
The museum and its events are free and open to the public. All are invited to attend!