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Supporting local artists. Connecting you with their work. Pelican Bomb is New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art.

Art Review Index

Art Review

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

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Community Supported Art

Community Supported Art

Creating new collectors. Support local artists and start (or expand) your collection of contemporary art. Pelican Bomb makes it affordable—each limited edition work made by a New Orleans artist is just $80.

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Roving Exhibitions Index

Roving Exhibitions

Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature local artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans social history and contemporary art.

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Critic-In-Residence

Critic in Residence

Valuing diverse voices. Pelican Bomb’s critic-in-residence program breaks ground bringing art critics from throughout the country to New Orleans through engaging paid residencies.

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Pelican Bomb puts artists, writers, and anyone interested in art and culture in dialogue through our online publication, affordable art sales, roving exhibitions, and critic-in-residence program.

With a diversity of voices, high standards for content, and a willingness to experiment, we think you’ll find our perspective unique, intelligent, inspiring, sometimes challenging, but never boring.

New On Art Review

Henry Wesselwoman’s /r/American Fan Fic

· By Alli Miller, Trey Burns

In this digital artist project made exclusively for Pelican Bomb, Alli Miller and Trey Burns take us on a trip into the desert.

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On Earthworks: The Journey to Marfa

· By Emily Wilkerson

Emily Wilkerson discusses her experience in Marfa, Texas, and the earthworks of Donald Judd among others.

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Eclectic Collecting: The Roswell Museum and Art Center’s Southwest

· By Sara Woodbury

Sara Woodbury, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, discusses the magnetic pull of the Southwest for pilgrims of all kinds.

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